NRDMS # भूगोल और आप

कर्नाटक में पत्थर विखंडन इकाईयां और एनआरडीएमएस

पत्थर विखंडन बड़े पत्थरों को अपनी आवश्यकताओं के आधार पर छोटे पत्थरों में विभाजित करने की प्रक्रिया है। विखंडन पत्थर विभिन्न निर्माण गतिविधियों के लिए कच्चे माल हैं और इनका सड़कों, राजमार्गों,...

NRDMS # Technology

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...

NRDMS # Technology

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...

Development # NRDMS

Spatial Data a Boon for Decision-making Development

Sitting on his computer, the district education officer in Karnataka’s Gulbarga district finds out which schools need an upgrade in toilet and education facilities. He also is aware of the institutions which need additional classrooms, so that he can quickly draft a proposal once funds are sanctioned for infrastructure improvement. While assessing the need for new police stations in Shimoga city municipality, the superintendent of police analyses the crime data, population density and socio-economic...

NRDMS # Technology

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...

Events # NRDMS

NRDMS Aims Push for the Start-Up Ecosystem in India

GIS or Geographic Information Systems and other forms of spatial data management and application are increasingly becoming a core component of the information technology (IT) infrastructure of India. This is a time when we are seeing a huge number of businesses integrating GIS technology in their business processes globally, representing a business opportunity for global businesses to the tune of up to $100 billion. However, at such a juncture India must talk about whether it is not just GIS enabled,...

NRDMS # Technology

The five basics of GIS Components

As an Earth -Scientist, basic components of Geographical Information System (GIS) you must know. Components - Hardware, Software, Data, Methods and People.

Education # NRDMS

Are geographers part of the GIS discourse

GIS has effectively entered multiple disciplines of health, education, power etc., areas that have a fair number of geographers conducting research. As far as India is concerned, statistics prove that GIS has not been taken up in a big way, neither by the academia, nor by the market. And as far as geographers are concerned, GIS opportunities are just beginning to emerge. GIS offers a mixed bag of opportunities for assessing the worth of geographers in the market. But in the meantime, instead...

NRDMS # Technology

GIS in Curriculum: A Career imperative

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has begun to considerably influence research techniques. The demand for learning GIS has grown exponentially in the contemporary era. As the demand from the industry rapidly increases, incorporating GIS in new disciplines to keep pace with the changes in the job market, becomes imperative. Job oriented ‘hands-on’ skills will provide a unique insight making learning in all disciplines more wholesome and scientific. Since GIS is much required to be amalgamated...

NRDMS # Technology

GIS for Starters: Encapsulated basics

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer based information system used to digitally represent and analyse various parameters of the globe. Popular use of GIS began in late 1970s and was initiated by Environmental System Research Institute Incorporation (ESRI) of Canada. Much of the credit for the early development of GIS goes to Roger Tomilson, a Canadian GIS specialist. You may be aware that the earth’s surface not only comprises of spatial attributes, but has non-spatial attributes,...