Geospatial Policy 2022
The Geospatial Policy 2022 was introduced by the Indian Government in December 2021 to replace the National Map Policy, 2005. The aim of the policy is to strengthen India’s location-centric industry and support the information economy. It provides a framework for the development of a geospatial ecosystem that will improve decision-making, planning, and implementation of various developmental activities.
What is Geospatial Policy?
Geospatial data refers to information that is associated with a specific location on the earth’s surface. This data can be obtained through remote sensing, surveying, and other methods. Geospatial data and technology have numerous applications across various sectors, such as agriculture, infrastructure, urban planning, disaster management, and defense.
The Geospatial Policy 2022 seeks to enhance the quality and accessibility of geospatial data while promoting the use of indigenous technologies and solutions. The policy encourages the development of a geospatial ecosystem that will enable the collection, analysis, dissemination, and utilization of geospatial data in a seamless manner. The policy also aims to establish standards for the collection and sharing of geospatial data and ensure the security of sensitive geospatial information.
Conference on Geospatial Policy for National Development
A 2-day conference on “Geospatial Policy for National Development” was held from February 21 to 22, 2023, to bring together experts from various fields to discuss the implementation of the Geospatial Policy 2022. The conference aimed to generate ideas and suggestions on how to effectively implement the policy to achieve its objectives and harness its potential for the development of India.
The conference was attended by senior government officials, industry experts, and academic scholars. The speakers highlighted the significance of geospatial data and technology in achieving national development goals. They discussed the challenges and opportunities in the geospatial industry and suggested ways to overcome them.
One of the key discussions at the conference was about the need for capacity building in the geospatial sector. The speakers emphasized the importance of providing training and skill development programs for professionals and students to enhance their knowledge and expertise in geospatial data and technology.
Another important discussion was about the potential of the geospatial industry to create job opportunities and boost economic growth. The speakers discussed how the geospatial industry can be leveraged to create jobs in various sectors, such as agriculture, infrastructure, and disaster management.
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