The Association of Geospatial Industries announced the AGI India Awards on the sidelines of the ‘India Geospatial Leadership Summit (IGLS) 2022’ held in New Delhi on 25-26 April 2022. AGI India received 34 nominations from various central and state government agencies, Geospatial private sector companies, and academia under various categories and covering different fields and perspectives.
These nominations were evaluated based on the size of the project, innovative use of Geospatial Technologies, the impact of the project, and its outcomes. The idea was to foster pioneering use of Geospatial data and technologies by varied industries, thus showcasing these precedents before myriad verticals and organizations.
Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
The ULPIN and ILIMS projects were conceptualized under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) by the Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, as modern advancements to the programme. While the primary objective of the ULPIN project is to generate new land records and update existing ones based on the mirror principle, where cadastral records mirror the ground reality, the ILIMS aims at improving real-time land information, optimizing resources, and assisting in policy & planning.
DILRMP uses a combination of Remote Sensing, Satellite Imagery, Surveying & Mapping, Positioning Technology, Hybrid Aerial Photography with Ground Truthing, and GIS. As a result of freely accessible data, there is a substantial reduction in land disputes, more accountability in land governance, greater accuracy in survey/resurvey works, cost and time savings, and more efficient workflows.