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 →
How Poor Data Collection Processes Affect the Common Man?

How Poor Data Collection Processes Affect the Common Man?

Crucial for government and institutions, data helps in the accurate planning, funding and evaluation of developmental activities. Factually speaking, basic development indicators are important for painting an accurate picture of a country's developmental status - this could include a country's progress towards a specific development goal or even improving the socio-economic conditions of its citizens. The need for good quality data is so pressing that solutions to social and economic problems are often inseparable from the statistics. Data collection in India has always had its challenges, issues like conducting pen and paper service…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 →