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 →
Opinion: Revenue Sustainability of Urban Local Bodies in India

Opinion: Revenue Sustainability of Urban Local Bodies in India

Most ULBs today suffer from a wide gap between the need for services that are perceived and the financial resources that are provided to them When talking about India, local bodies are at the forefront of administration and directly influence the welfare of the inhabitants by providing them with civic services and socio-economic infrastructure facilities. We are well cognizant of the fact that urbanization and economic growth are intertwined together with a city, as the impetus for growth generally comes from the urban sector. Currently, urban spaces in India accommodate about 31% of…continue reading →
Aligning artificial intelligence, big data with business goals is the need of the hour for small businesses

Aligning artificial intelligence, big data with business goals is the need of the hour for small businesses

Technology for MSMEs: AI and big data can transform the MSME space by enabling businesses and entrepreneurs alike in creating consistent business growth. Technology for MSMEs: In today’s world, technologies such as AI and big data have become quite ubiquitous. So much so that they are present and used unequivocally in our everyday lives. From ride-sharing apps, to voice searches on smartphones, AI service delivery is being used every day. Even from the perspective of the business landscape, India is making rapid strides in the SME and MSME sector with respect to the adoption…continue reading →
Opinion: Govt opening up to SaaS solutions will bring agility in India’s public sector

Opinion: Govt opening up to SaaS solutions will bring agility in India’s public sector

One of the best ways of restructuring the IT function within the public structure is by warming up to software delivery models such as Software as a Service (SaaS) Government agencies in India are in various developmental stages and are always on the lookout for new ways to improve upon their service provisioning — while also reducing their costs so that they do not exceed their allocated budget. As has always been argued, there is a pressing need for restructuring within the public sector in terms of processes, in order to enhance efficacy…continue reading →
How Data Technology Can Help in Brand Building

How Data Technology Can Help in Brand Building

By Mr. Amarsh Chaturvedi, Co-Founder and Director, Transerve Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Looking at the competitive marketplace today, one will notice that brands that are truly attaining success are the ones that are listening to and understanding what their customers really care about. Traditional forms of marketing, though previously proven, do not fit the bill like they used to and this is where leveraging data technology especially Geographic Information System (GIS) comes in. Breaking away from the one-mould-fits-all approach, GIS allows brands to visualise their customer base by analysing the demographic, psychographic, their spending…continue reading →
Can Blockchain Technology Facilitate Better Land Governance in India?

Can Blockchain Technology Facilitate Better Land Governance in India?

Land registries across the world, are either almost entirely badly kept or are distorted/mismanaged; leading to lack of security rights becoming an endemic source of insecurity for the public. Property rights are a contentious issue in India, as land records in many parts of the country date back to colonial times. The root cause of land conflicts in the country is the archaic legislation, namely the Registration Act 1908, which allows only ‘presumptive ownership’. As a result of this two-thirds of all civil cases across the country today, deal with mainly property disputes.…continue reading →
Drone Technology for New Age Infrastructure Planning

Drone Technology for New Age Infrastructure Planning

Mapping spatial spread with a reasonable accuracy is still a challenge in areas which are not easily accessible and at times dangerous, like wetlands, mines or forests. Traditional surveying techniques like GPS or optical surveying instruments, consume a lot of time and manpower as the surveyor needs to physically reach the point for which the data has to be collected. Hi-Res cameras, storage facilities & improved computing technology have enabled drones to collect, process and interpret high-resolution imagery easily. Drones used for photogrammetry take sideways, forward and zone overlapped series of pictures, which…continue reading →
Tracking Sales Promotion Activities and Effectiveness of Fertilizers on Crop Health

Tracking Sales Promotion Activities and Effectiveness of Fertilizers on Crop Health

Large fertilizer manufacturing companies in India envision to transition from primarily bulk fertilizer supplier business models to specialized/customized farm solutions. This vision drives them to create a network of specialists across the focus states in India, who are involved at farm level discussions, soil health data collection, crop-specific problem identification, creation of farmer databases and promote specific fertilizer products. This large workforce has an extremely local presence in rural areas and reports to respective area managers, who track their engagements and performance. Before deploying technology enabled solution, such companies face a lot of…continue reading →