Trivandrum: The Kerala State Spatial Data Infrastructure functioning under the administrative control of Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM) has launched the revamped Kerala Geo-Portal. The upgraded geo-portal was inaugurated by Chief Secretary, Nalini Netto IAS at a function held in Thiruvananthapuram today.
A one-day workshop titled ‘Kerala Geospatial Meet 2017’ was also held on the occasion where technical sessions by various experts from the field of GIS were conducted. Some of the topics were Geographical Information System, Spatial Data Infrastructure, Importance of SDI in g-Governance, and MIS for town & country planning.
Kerala State Spatial Data Infrastructure (KSDI) is a mechanism to provide geospatial data sharing at all level of government departments, the commercial sector, the non-profit sector, and academia. It is functioning in line with the National Spatial Data Structure (NSDI), an initiative of Government of India. KSDI is the nodal agency formed in the year 2011 for State level GIS related activities.
The Kerala Geoportal was launched in January 2013 which was a milestone in the field of Spatial Data Infrastructure in Kerala. This Geo-portal acts as web gateway, which enables users to access organised spatial data for better planning and decision-making process. Now KSDI has upgraded its portal with enhanced features and additional spatial data content.
M Sivasankar IAS, Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT, Government of Kerala and Seeram Sambasiva Rao IAS, Director, KSITM were among those present on the occasion.
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