Thursday, February 28, 2008

Indian Geospatial Handbook 2008

GIS Development Pvt. Ltd., a Global Geospatial Network Company released the Indian

Geospatial Handbook 2008 during the recently held Map India 2008 Conference. This handbook is an outcome of in depth study on geospatial community in India. Being the first of its kind on Indian Geospatial Community, the handbook provides contemporary information on Geospatial Data Producing Agencies, User Organisations, Geospatial Industry, Educational Institutions, Geospatial Policies and Associations.

The handbook was released by Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India during the inaugural session of Map India 2008 on February 6, 2008 at India Expo Centre, Expo XXI, Greater Noida, India.

The handbook is meant to provide a profile of overall geospatial community in India and to serve as a reference to various professionals and organisations representing government, academia and the industry. It will also serve as a reference document on the Indian Geospatial Community (Private and Government) and give valuable information on "Spatial Data", its sourcing methods, upcoming potential of the geospatial usage amongst various user segments and understanding the market requirement in terms of the human resource and research required by the industry.

On the release of the handbook, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, GIS Development said, “The Indian Geospatial Handbook is the first document of its kind and a landmark book. The Editorial and Research Team of GIS Development has put in considerable efforts, to come up with this resourceful compilation. The handbook provides a holistic view of the emerging, evolving and growing geospatial industry in India and also act as a guidebook for future to commensurate with the increasing demand of integrating geospatial tools in the present functioning of the system.” The handbook is priced at Rs 15,000/- (India) per copy and at USD 500 (outside India). The book can be directly purchased from GIS Development.

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