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 →
Democratized Data Collection Approach

Democratized Data Collection Approach

Imagine a system, which enables people with smartphones to collect different types of data along with GPS coordinates. This data can be stored at a unified platform and each of the data-points collected by a smartphone gets recorded as a contributed entry. For the sake of nomenclature, let us call them data contributors or the feet-on-ground. Data collection is streamlined if there is a control on the data attributes to be collected. Hence, imagine that this system further allows an administrator to be the custodian of this data and is empowered with a platform through which she…continue reading →
Why India needs to work on its Urban Planning?

Why India needs to work on its Urban Planning?

Of the 1.21 billion people counted in India in March 2011, 377 million are urban dwellers. The urban settlements of the country have experienced relatively rapid population growth and the percentage of India’s population living in urban areas has doubled from 14% at the time of independence to 31.8 % in 2011 (Census of India). Towns and cities are dynamic entities and are subjected to unprecedented changes in terms of requirements of infrastructure and other basic services / amenities. Most of the existing and emerging urban settlements, are characterized by haphazard and unplanned…continue reading →