Survey of India assures Arunachal to share technical expertise
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Surveyor General of India Lt General Girish Kumar assured to assist and extend all possible technical expertise to Arunachal Pradesh in the field of geospatial domain to improve the developmental planning, monitoring and management of natural resources.
He gave this assurance when a team of Arunachal Pradesh State Remote Sensing Application Centre (SRSAC) led by its Director H Dutta met him in his office chamber at Dehradun, Uttarakhand recently and held a discussion for sharing of geospatial technologies.
The Surveyor General of India expressed his keen interest to collaborate with the SRSAC for village level survey using Spatial Data Module Structure (SDMS) developed for Mobile Mapping application, mapping of five major river basins, currently taking up for Bhramaputra basin under National Hydrology project funded under World Bank assistance, an official release informed here today.
He also expressed his willingness to provide technical expertise for DEM generation with vertical as well as horizontal accuracy for flood modelling geo database of 1.2K scale, flood forecasting, observation of water reservoir in real time, creation of Geoidal Model of 10 cm and establishment of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) network sites in Arunachal Pradesh for government agencies that collect GPS data to improve precision and accuracy of positions, which are useful for supporting three dimensional positioning, metrology, space weather and geographical applications.
Citing example of Geospatial Smart Village recently developed by Chinese authority based on Geospatial Technology, Lt General Kumar said that accurate village level information is not available from ground level to improve infrastructure planning, utilities management etc. He emphasized to use geospatial techniques to help the State Government to identify villages lacking in basic infrastructure and ensuring their all-round development at micro level.
On invitation from the state government, he assured to visit the state sometime in October this year once modalities get completed for collaboration and sharing of geospatial technologies between the Survey of India and SRSAC, the release added.