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Using GIS to classify danger zones to minimize landslide hazard

A Geographical Information System (GIS) is devised to capture, store, manage, display and analyze spatial data which enables users to utilize geographical information for various applications.  It performs as a viable tool to conceptualize spatial data and assist in building decision support systems for organizations. Data stored in GIS is stored as points, lines, polygons and raster images. What makes GIS special and effective is the use of spatial indices which make it possible to identify multiple...

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Using GIS to identify safe zones for stone crushers in Karnataka

Stone Crushing is the process of reducing large stones into smaller stones, depending on their requirements. The crushed stones are raw materials for various construction activities and are used in the construction of roads, highways, buildings, bridges and more. They are also required for cement products such as concrete hollow blocks, well rings, door frames and road laying. Due to the soaring number of construction activities; Stone Crushing units are required in every major city. Following the high...

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Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) Helping Create a GIS Ecosystem

The Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) is an initiative of Department of Science and Technology of Government of India, conceived to help Policy makers and planners to formulate developmental strategy. In doing so, they have the advantage of the progress made in recent years in the methodologies designed to collect, archive and process the multidisciplinary ground data.  This basic data on land, its people and the natural resources has been collected since several decades by multiple...

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ISRO Satellite Launch Failure After Thirty Nine Successful Ones

Reasons for launch failure ISRO’s satellite IRNSS-1H’s launch on August 31, 2017 was declared unsuccessful. A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO is reported to have said that the cause can be attributed to a failure of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle’s (PSLV’s) protective heat shield in separating and dropping off at the scheduled juncture. A heat shield is part of the PSLV whose function is to protect against the extreme friction generated heat with the Earth’s atmosphere during its lift-off....

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The Privacy Debate | Peculiarities of Culture and Individual Autonomy

The question of privacy arises most notably with the Aristotelian distinction between the public sphere of governance and its separation from the private sphere of individuals concerning domestic life and family. Other than in philosophical discussions, the concept has a wide range of interpretation in many cultures. Some interpretations might seem quite obscure and deal with moral relativism, as in how personal possessions might form different sorts of consensus depending on the degree and nature...

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Khichri Apps | ISRO made solar calculator clueless about MNRE SPIN

The solar rooftop backdrop and relevance of solar calculator India is looking towards a robust solar energy programme that will bolster the energy security of the nation. From a mere 57260 MW at present, India wants to increase its renewable energy capacity to 1,75,000 MW in 5 years’ time. A steep unrealistic target, as has been critiqued by many, considering the progress of the renewable energy programmes in India that span nearly three decades. The most poorly performing sector in India’s...

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Putting in Place a Robust Tech Driven Forest Fire Monitoring for India

Forest fire is one of the threats to forest ecosystems and has adverse effects on ecology, climate, environment, human health and the economy. Recurrent forest fires increase the surface run-off, reduces the forest cover due to death of fire intolerant tree species, destroys animal habitats, and causes prolonged effects on human health such as respiratory and cardiovascular problems and even leads to invasions of invasive species (Hussin, Matakala, and Zagdaa, 2008). Furthermore, forest fires...

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Mobile App for Soil Health Card for Farmers linked through the Satellite

Innovations in agricultural technologies and management have led to rapid agricultural development in many pockets of India. But this development, especially at the soil health level, has led to deficiencies especially in micro-nutrients that has affected the farm output. Soil Health Management (SHM) involves balanced nutrition levels in soil that are required for sustainable agricultural development, and through this, farmers learn about the status of soil health or soil nutrients in their fields. https://www.geographyandyou.com/media/coverage/soil-health-card/ To...

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The Kepler Telescope and the earth like planets

Launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 2009, the Kepler telescope, named after the astronomer Johannes Kepler, is a telescope aboard a space observatory in a heliocentric orbit trailing Earth. With a much higher field of vision than the Hubble telescope, the telescope is designed to survey a portion of the Milky Way with the specific objective of determining the properties of planets beyond the Solar System. The Kepler telescope utilizes a photometer as its sole...

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Why data analytics should be part of the scientific domain

The application of data analytics in big data in India would lead to sharing of scientific information and progress by connecting knowledge centres all across the nation.