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’
- 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.
- 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