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Geospatial industry poised for growth

Information systems alone, based on maps and satellite imagery is set to touch Rs 576 crore by 2010. At present, the market estimates for these services are Rs 12 crore. The optimism is based on the current growth rates of around 200 per cent and the huge potential. Geospatial Today and Spatial India, geospatial publications in association with Antrix Corporation and Survey of India, have brought out the report. According to the highlights of the report, the domestic market estimates for these geospatial services amounted to about Rs 562 crore in the financial year 2005. The market for these services is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.57 per cent per annum and reach Rs 1,824.98 crore by year 2010. The key driver for this increased growth is the expected investments in land information systems (ILIS) in several states of the country. It also provides an optimistic overview in as much as the total market in our country (domestic and exports markets) is expected to record a potential growth from Rs 962 crore in the year 2005 to Rs 2,820.30 crore at a CAGR of 14.5 per cent. India has emerged as a major data conversion centre for geospatial services. In FY 2005, this sector marked Rs 720 crore with an expected growth rate of 20 per cent.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government begins new era in city planning

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has implemented a Web based
system that promises broad new capabilities and greatly expanded use throughout the government.” In order to make more effective use of its GIS for city planning, it was decided to build an urban planning system using ArcGIS Server,” commented Chiharu Masaki, Managing Director at ESRI Japan. The new Tokyo Metropolitan Urban Planning GIS is a Webbased system.

Nashik to implement GIS for civic administration

The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) will soon use GIS and other technologies for increasing its efficiency in civic administration. Nashik is among the eight cities chosen for a pilot project that is being conducted by Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC), Nagpur in co-ordination with NMC.

MENRIS upgrades Mountain GIS portal

Mountain Environment and Natural Resources’ Information Systems (MENRIS) – ICIMOD, launched an updated version of the ‘Mountain GIS Portal’ a platform aimed at sharing and exchanging geographic information and knowledge resources of mountain ecosystems and its services from the HKH region.

Maps for numerous Pakistan cities

Geographic databases of city streets for the Pakistan cities: Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi to support asset-tracking, government, military, and commercial GIS applications was released by LeadDog Consulting, LLC. Designed to help companies track their assets and provide accurate base level mapping, It provides numerous vector layers and attributes.

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