Popularizing Spatial Technology Through Cloud-Based Platforms

Popularizing Spatial Technology Through Cloud-Based Platforms

One of the most dominant trends to have emerged regarding access to computing resources, cloud computing and cloud-based platforms, have been game-changers. When it comes to making platforms and features available on the web which can be accessed from various locations, they leave no need for expensive licenses or open-source for desktops. Even though some have considered GIS as a discipline to be a late adopter of the cloud, the convergence of GIS technology with cloud computing has had a profound impact on GIS professionals being able to leverage spatial applications as well…continue reading →
Next Level of Logistics : Hyperlocal Data For Last Meter Delivery

Next Level of Logistics : Hyperlocal Data For Last Meter Delivery

With large rounds of investment being made in businesses around the world such as Uber Eats in the US and Big Basket in India, the hyperlocal delivery model has seen emergence as a trend in the past few years. A lot of entrepreneurs entered this niche market with hopes of finding success, however things were not as easy as they might have thought them to be. Efficiently running last meter delivery services presents its own sets of challenges from the logistics point of view - and it is something that you definitely cannot…continue reading →
Maps Created Using Deep Tech For Autonomous Vehicles

Maps Created Using Deep Tech For Autonomous Vehicles

Given the dynamic nature of our world today, everything is in a state of constant evolution - especially when it comes to things that are tech-related. Quite habitual to cars that assist us in most aspects of driving, it is absolutely safe to say that a step forward in this evolutionary process is going to be the autonomous car. It is beyond doubt that autonomous driving vehicles are soon going to be a commercial reality. When you look at a basic yet really crucial aspect for unlocking the full potential of autonomous vehicles,…continue reading →
Location Intelligence for Supply Chain Optimization

Location Intelligence for Supply Chain Optimization

Global supply chain today is incredibly complex, with plenty of opportunities for things to go awry. One of the predominant issues with vast, international networks is the delays that are faced in sourcing, manufacturing, handover and transport of raw materials, finished goods, etc. Supply chain managers, need to maintain a delicate balancing act which means they need to optimise the supply chain and reduce delays, all the while keeping the cost down as well. With the advent of evolving technology, the demand for smarter products has continued to grow, which also means that…continue reading →
India Geospatial Stack to Enable Scientific Mapping of Resources

India Geospatial Stack to Enable Scientific Mapping of Resources

From the 14% at the time of independence to almost 32% according to the 2011 Census, urban settlements in India have witnessed a rapid population growth - which is only projected for further increase by hitting 40% by 2026 and 50% by the year 2051. As rapid as this growth may be, when it comes to smaller settlements, the expansion has been rather haphazard and unplanned with non-conforming land use, burgeoning unauthorized colonies and conversion of agricultural land to urban - which has resulted in environmental degradation and poor quality of life. This…continue reading →
Geostatistical Analysis for Epidemiology – How can spatial intelligence help?

Geostatistical Analysis for Epidemiology – How can spatial intelligence help?

Etymologically speaking, ‘geostatistics’ as a term was created to entail the statistical study of natural phenomena, and in its developmental stage in the 1950s and 60s, it was used primarily to improve upon the evaluation and assessment of recoverable reserves in mineral deposits. Since its inception for the mining industry, the applications of this field of study has widened considerably and geostatistics has now emerged as a primary tool for analysing spatial data in a plethora of fields ranging from, agricultural sciences to remote sensing. Over the last few years, geostatistics has been…continue reading →
Use of Spatial Technology on Managing Containment Zones During COVID-19

Use of Spatial Technology on Managing Containment Zones During COVID-19

Ashish Raj, Chief Operating Officer, Transerve writes on technology-enabled solutions to operationalize smooth response to Covid-19 by authorities.  The economic machinery brought to a standstill by COVID-19 - seeking to curb the impact of the pandemic, yet to revive the economy, India is now approaching a staggering lockdown exit situation. As optimal management of containment zones becomes crucial, a plethora of challenges need to be overcome by the government in order to avoid flare-up in incidences of the disease thus forcing another complete lockdown. The hindrances lie mainly in:• Tracking the movement of…continue reading →
GeoAI (Geo-Artificial Intelligence) – A Paradigm Shift

GeoAI (Geo-Artificial Intelligence) – A Paradigm Shift

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been at the helm of most of the technological transformations that the world has seen in recent years – so much so that it is now a keyword for industries that are future-driven. The usage of intelligent algorithms, classification of data along with the use of smart predictive analysis AI has found application across a multitude of sectors. Coming to a more specific intersection, which is the combination of AI and GIS to create a relation-based approach called geospatial AI or GeoAI – it can be termed as a…continue reading →
DeepTech for cities: How can they ride AI/ML wave to augment revenue?

DeepTech for cities: How can they ride AI/ML wave to augment revenue?

For India, the journey of embracing digital transformation via the usage of technology has been a long one. The foundation for a new wave of emerging technologies in the public sector has been laid well by flagship programs such as Digital India, Smart Cities, StartUp India, Skill India, etc. and the efforts put in by stakeholders have resulted in milestones like the creation of the world’s largest rural broadband network, largest digital identity system, largest direct benefit transfer system and of course, the citizen engagement platform MyGov. The success of the aforementioned initiatives…continue reading →
Property tax solutions–What can latest technology offer?

Property tax solutions–What can latest technology offer?

Property tax is one of the most crucial sources for collection of revenue in India. However, due to the issues that are faced while trying to access the information related to properties-be it location, encumbrance, tax details, or disputes; the full potential of the source is not realised. Traditional systems of revenue collection and management have for long been posing challenges for government and civic bodies. A gap has been generated between the revenue collection system and the growing economy. Most of the time, information pertaining to property tax is not integrated with…continue reading →