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GIS mapping to check on school dropouts

Tamil Nadu, India would be the fi rst state in the country to integrate GIS mapping with the education management information system to check on school drop outs, IT Minister ‘Mukkur’ N Subramanian said. “The GIS mapping clubbed with the Education Management Information System will help the department to keep a track of not only the schools but also every school going child”, the minister said.

Minister instructs DDA to complete mapping of land in 3 months

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and all the municipal bodies of Delhi have been instructed by the Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to get their respective land mapped properly using GIS and Information Technology. Naidu instructed that details of the land should be made available in the public domain and all MPs, MLAs and Corporators and general public should provide necessary information in this regard to respective agencies so that the problem of encroachment can be addressed.

Meghalaya, India to tap wind energy

Power-starved Meghalaya, India is preparing “wind energy density maps” to identify regions in the mountainous state where wind energy could be tapped to meet the power requirement. “The MeECL (Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited) is mapping certain areas of the state where wind mills could be set up to harness the energy,” John Kharshiing, co-chairman of the Meghalaya State Planning Board.

Turkey launches giant geoportal

The Turkish government has launched Gezgin Geoportal, a project that will provide a detailed image of the country’s landscape by the RASAT Satellite, with a member of the Cabinet calling it a “strategic” move at a time when the world has turned into a “Big Brother House.” “There is great competition in the fi eld of space industry. At a time when the world is becoming increasingly smaller and when everywhere is being observed like a BBG [the abbreviation of the Turkish version of the Big Brother television show] house; information, informatics and surveillance have become important in the world,” Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Isik said during launching ceremony of the Gezgin Geoportal.

UEM group implements ArcFM UT

The French multi-utility UEM group has successfully completed all tests for the implementation of ArcFM UT for district heating and went with it in production. With this step the project phase 2 has been nearly completed. It was started in February 2013 after the decision by both UEM and its subsidiary URM to implement the ArcGIS and ArcFM UT platform with project partners Esri France and AEDSICAD. Project phase 3 (implementation of electricity) is well under way

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