Geospatial Technologies have emerged as a powerful tool for development planning and Governance. It has immense potential to handle complex spatial environment by catering to the growing demands of the modern world. The use of innovative satellite services and geospatial technologies, would allow local governments to pursue their sustainable development objective, improving their governance processes and form a strong platform that facilitates all requirements of an effective Decision Support Systems
Even though the State Governments have identified IT as a major thrust area for the growth and development of the state and is using Geospatial technologies at various levels in different departments, the potential of the technology has not yet been explored in public administration & governance for planning and effective decision support owing to various reasons.
CED was recently instrumental for developing powerful geo-information based solutions and geo-knowledge based management in the Urban Governance by utilizing the GIS maps generated for 37 ULBs in the State of Telangana as part of Telangana Municipal Development Project (TMDP). The project has identified 45-55 thematic layers for each ULB depending upon the size/status of the ULB which includes Nagar Panchayats, Municipalities, Corporations and Metropolitan cities.
With an objective to share the vast knowledge acquired by CED under the above project and to identify the major challenges the state facing in the application of Geospatial Technology for Development Planning and Governance, a half Day Workshop on Geospatial Technology for Development Planning and Governance will be organised at the PWD Rest House, Thycaud (Near to Police Training College), Thiruvananthapuram on 22nd May 2017, starting at 9.30am.
Dr. K. Jayachandra, Team Leader, Geospatial Technology Program, CED will deliver the lead presentation. The workshop is expected to generate inputs for the state to develop a new model of Governance through a comprehensive GIS based Decision Support Systems (DSS).
The detailed program will be uploaded soon….
Interested people may please register their names before 19th May, 2017.