GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)-BASED GEOSPATIAL ENERGY MAP OF INDIA.

Recently, NITI Aayog launched a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS)-based Geospatial Energy Map of India.

Earlier in July 2021, the Association of Geospatial Industries released a report titled “Potential of Geospatial Technologies for the Water Sector in India’

Important points:

  • It is developed by the NITI Aayog in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)with the support of Energy Ministries.
  • It provides a holistic picture of all energy resources of the country.
  • It enables visualisation of energy installations such as conventional power plants, oil and gas wells, petroleum refineries, coal fields and coal blocks, district-wise data on renewable energy power plants and renewable energy resource potential through 27 thematic layers.

Geographic Information System:

  • A GIS is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface.
  • It can show many different kinds of data on one map, such as streets, buildings, and vegetation.
  • It enables people to more easily see, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships.

Significance:

  • It attempts to identify and locate all primary and secondary sources of energy and their transportation/transmission networks to provide a comprehensive view of energy production and distribution in a country.
  • It is aimed at integrating energy data scattered across multiple organizations and to present it in a consolidated, visually appealing graphical manner.
  • It leverages the latest advancements in web-GIS technology and open-source software to make it interactive and user friendly.

SOURCE: THE HINDU,THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT

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