Articles in the Policy Category

Oct 2016 | No Comment

Sweden is generally associated with an attractive natural environment. A long history of settlement and use of land resources, and relatively sparse populations have led to diverse landuse practices and access traditions…

Jun 2016 | No Comment

The UAS consists of an Unmanned Aircraft (UA), a Remote Pilot Station (RPS), Command and Control (C2) Link, the maintenance system and the operating personnel…

Jun 2016 | No Comment

This is with reference to the draft “The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016”, posted on…

Jun 2016 | No Comment

In just few decades, Geographic Information (GI) has made tremendous and lasting impact on global society – almost every citizen of the world and every government now…

May 2016 | 2 Comments

A Bill to regulate the acquisition, dissemination, publication and distribution of geospatial information of India which is likely to affect the security, sovereignty and integrity of India…

May 2016 | No Comment

We have come across many policies and programs for the last many years with thousands of crores being spent with unsatisfactory outcome. We hardly see any concrete results…

Jan 2015 | No Comment

Anation-wide Land Information System has the potential for providing the basis on which a National Spatial Data Infrastructure can be developed, given the strong similarities between the two concepts. In a country such as Tanzania where agriculture is the main sector of the economy..

Jan 2015 | No Comment

Indian space activities originated from purely scientific interests of a large scientific community in 1960s with the sounding rocket launch experiments. The early space efforts owe much to the vision given by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai – “…… to be second to none in the application of advanced…

Jan 2015 | No Comment

There is a reason for the fuss about formulating a policy for the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)/ Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or as they are called today, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). In this article, we piece together the main issues involved in…

Jul 2013 | No Comment

I think the time is just right for National GIS (National GIS Vision Document, (2011) http://moes.gov.in/national_ gis.pdf) First, as a nation we are witnessing tremendous progress and will economically grow manifold in the coming 5-10 years. With such high growth, society will demand very high efficiency in governance and quality services and government will have to depend upon very efficient and guaranteed methods…