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May 2016 | No Comment

SuperGIS Desktop 3.3

Supergeo has recently released the latest version of SuperGIS Desktop 3.3! In this latest version, several new capabilities to enhance the user experience has been added. First, manipulation of layers has become easier. Users now can use keyboard shortcuts to select multiple layers and then remove or group them in great speed. Second, this latest version also strengthens the capability of “Select by Attributes”. The new quick query allows entering the attribute and finds the corresponded attribute immediately.

National Hydrology Project gets cabinet clearance in India

The cabinet has cleared the Rs. 3, 679 – crore National Hydrology Project (NHP) that aims to collect hydro-metrological data across India and use it for efficient water management in the country. The scheme will help address the water crisis in the country. The project will inform the public about how much water is available and assist farmers in planning their crops and other farm-related activities.

Data would be collected using various information systems and technologies, including remote sensing. Briefing reporters on the cabinet decision, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the decision was taken to collect and store national hydro-metrological data on real time and digitize it for proper forecasting of water availability. The project has been approved keeping long-term prospects in mind, the minister said. It will integrate water resource management by adopting a river basin approach through collation and management of hydro-meteorological data. The government plans to use the data to increase the lead time in flood forecasting from one to at least three days, map flood inundation areas and assess surface and ground water resources in a river basin for better planning and allocation for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and other government schemes.

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