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POTENTIAL OF GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE WATER SECTOR IN INDIA

POTENTIAL OF GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE WATER SECTOR IN INDIA

Context:

Recently, the Association of Geospatial Industries released a report titled “Potential of Geospatial Technologies for the Water Sector in India”. The report identifies opportunities in the Water sector that can be advantageous from the use of Geospatial technologies.

Significance of the Report:

  • Laying out water sector programmes and projects in the country, the report gives an outline of how every one of these projects is right now utilizing geospatial technologies, and how to further develop innovation reception later on.
  • Over 60 water and geospatial technology experts from across the nation gave inputs for this report.

Key Highlights of the Report:

  • As per the reports plenty of Geospatial and Digital technologies, like Satellite-based Remote Sensing, GPS based equipment and sensors, Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things, GIS and Spatial Analytics, Surveying and Mapping, Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Robotics and Digital Twin, can be adequately used to combat the water crisis.

Geospatial technologies:

  • It is a term used to describe the range of modern tools adding to the geographic mapping and analysis of the Earth and human societies.

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