The fast growing and resilient Indian economy, with increasing urbanization and population, is necessitating the need for robust physical infrastructure to sustain the growth and unravel India’s growth potential. Recognizing this, the government has put a firm priority on boosting this sector with significant investments in different projects related to roads and highways. Apart from the East-West Corridor, Bharatmala Project, etc. by the GoI, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has taken up projects for filling gaps in infrastructure through its schemes such as NLCPR-State, NERSDS, Schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC) and NESIDS. The Border Roads Organization (BRO) and other Indian defense agencies are playing a crucial role in both maintenance of security and in the development of border areas. Most of the development in the NER can be attributed to the relentless work done by the BRO.
Geospatial technologies including 3D laser scanning, Building Information Modelling (BIM), mobile mapping, CORS and UAVs can potentially play a stellar role in ensuring the growth of this sector. The Building Geospatial Infrastructure session will explore the entire roads and highway system in an integrated manner and focus not only on the geospatial and other technologies that go into making these systems intelligent but also ensure that they are safe, secure and environmentally sustainable for the North East Region of India.
With technology ever evolving and the barriers to space access diminishing, the opportunities available in the GeoInt world will continue to increase. Geospatial Intelligence or GeoInt is a critical foundation for many aspects of defense and internal security, as it involves amalgamation of all types of intelligence like location, imagery, communications, signal and human intelligence, while helping strategize and support various field operations. The use of Big Data, advanced geospatial analytics software, open source data intelligence and sophisticated imaging technologies from high-resolution remote sensing satellites, UAVs and other sensors, enables seamless flow of information in pre-, real-time and post-combat operations, especially in vulnerable areas such as a country’s border to solve insurgency. Along with the new access to space, advancements in machine learning and automation are allowing systems to process more imagery and data at faster rates and with more accuracy. It is these capabilities that make GeoInt an effective and indispensable tool for enhancing combat potential and homeland security.
The session will feature senior level discussions from the defense and security officials, government, and industry. It will showcase the latest technology solutions from the industry and how they can aid in building and updating the security ecosystem especially in NER. The personnel from NER will also get to know success case studies (such as Dial 100, Public Safety Response System for Women) from other Indian states and utilize their expertise.
Geospatial technologies have a key role to play when it comes to enabling smart cities. They are applied across the smart city subsystems such as energy, water, transportation, public safety, citizen services, city governance, healthcare, education, etc. They also enable collaboration during the planning, construction, monitoring and management of the city infrastructure.
This session will feature experts from urban/city planning, engineers/consultants, mobility and transportation experts, technology providers and research/academic institutes, discussing geospatial technology as the backbone in empowering smart city management.
Fast, reliable and accurate information regarding the status of forests is the key to efficient forest resource management. Owing to the vast spatial dimensions of the forest areas, geospatial technologies offers tremendous potential in forest resources assessment, monitoring and management, proving to be a solution that is cost effective, time saving and importantly, effective. Geospatial technologies have a significant role to play in improving the capabilities of decision makers in planning and monitoring of forests.
Geospatial technologies can provide accurate, current location based data for use in disaster management. Indeed, the use of geospatial technologies in disaster management is a natural fit because location is a key element of disaster management. Effective disaster risk reduction and management can be achieved through the deployment of geospatial technologies for all the phases of disaster management, including prevention, mitigation, preparedness, vulnerability reduction, response and relief.
The session will provide a forum to present ongoing research and ideas related to earth observations and global change, natural hazards and disaster management studies with respect to geospatial information technology, remote sensing, and global navigation satellite systems.
In order to optimally utilize sparse water resources, accurate information along with tools to properly analyze such information for planning purposes are required. It is here that geospatial technologies, such as remote sensing, Lidar, UAVS can play a crucial role. GIS based planning helps in management of huge data and maps. It has proved to be a valuable tool in the management of sanitation of urban and rural areas. Understanding the importance of clean water and sanitation to the community, this session aims to identify the power of the emerging technologies towards providing equitable access to water and clean sanitation for all.