Itanagar: The satellite-based monitoring and geo-tagging project in the State has been recognized with the “Geospatial Application Excellence Award” for its web-GIS portal – Arunachal Monitoring System, during the Geo-Smart India Conclave held at Hyderabad from December 3 to 5.
The Arunachal Monitoring System was launched by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on June 8 last year as the one-stop solution to monitor all developmental projects in the State.
The system was initiated by the Arunachal Pradesh State Remote Sensing Application Centre (SRSAC) in collaboration with the departments of planning, finance and investment.
The SRSAC is an independent organization of the department of Science and Technology for mapping, monitoring, modelling and managing the natural resources of the State, an official communique informed here on Thursday.
SRSAC Director Dr H Dutta, Joint Director Tana Tage and Director (Monitoring) from the department of planning Mokir Ori Eshi, received the prestigious award from former deputy governor of RBI Usha Thorat, who is also the chairman of Foundation for Ecological Security and Dorine Burmanje, former chairman of Executive Kadastre in Netherlands.
During the event, Tage presented paper on infrastructure monitoring using remote sensing techniques as one of the speakers under the theme “the power of geospatial technology in engineering construction and infrastructure”.
Every year Geospatial Application Excellence Award is given for exemplary usage of geospatial tools in various fields like governance, infrastructure, public safety, emergency response, utilities, design and engineering, environment, agriculture, mineral exploration, transportation, business intelligence, insurance, disaster management, smart cities, land information, forestry and water resource management. During the three-day event, the SRSAC also put up its exhibition booth to showcase various geospatial products, which is being attended by geospatialists, scientists, data scientists from across the world, the communique added.