Seminar on “Evolving Integrated Geospatial Policy and Strategy for India”
12th April 2017
Association of Geosptial Industries (AGI) organised a seminar on “Evolving Integrated Geospatial Policy and Strategy for India” on 12th April 2017 at Indian International Centre (IIC) New Delhi . Faculty of Civil Engineering Department, Mr. Rikshit Kumar from Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon participated in the seminar.
Seminar was headed by various professionals which includes
- Mr. Sanjay Kumar, President, AGI.
- Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Distinguished Scientist, Earth System Science Organisation, Ministry of Earth Science.
- Dr. Bhoop Singh, Head, NRDMS& NSDI Division.
The main agenda for seminar was to discuss the various aspects of Geospatial Programmes and policies which will be designed for better clarity and efficiency of the process.
Seminar was started with welcome speech given by Mr. Sanjay Kumar. He discussed Geospatial values in Indian Economy, prospects and various challenges.
Dr. Shailesh Nayak and Dr. Bhoop Singh further discussed various Geospatial Policies and Geospatial Data, various problems related to data and current problems in various programmes.
They also briefed that there are 25 to 30 programmes running by NSDI Division and also discussed that Department of Science and Technology is the nodal agency for AGI.
Further there was a panel discussion and panel included
- Lt. Gen .A.K.S. Chandele.
- Mr. Rajan Aiyer .
- Mr. Rajesh.C.Mathur.
- Mr. RakeshVerma .
- Mr. Sanjay Kumar.
- Dr. Bhoop Singh.
- Mr. Satyam .
All the panellists one by one discussed Geospatial scenario in India, their associated policies, issues and improvement strategies in India. They explained Geospatial status for developing and developed countries and various policies to be implemented to have a good system and approach should be simple and straight forward. WTO will also come into picture for the concerned scenario. “Wetting of Data” and “Digital Twin” were also discussed.
Seminar concluded with discussion on doubts and queries raised by partcipants. The seminar was a very knowledgeable and efficient in respect of concerned topic.