The Role of Geospatial Knowledge in E-Governance

The Role of Geospatial Knowledge in E-Governance

Having adopted model remote sensing and GIS technology for various development projects, India today recognizes that empowering its citizens and modernizing governance is imperative for future nation-building. With a population of more than 1.2 billion, spread over 3,290,000 km², India, is composed of more than 600,000 villages and 7000 cities which means that it features varied geography with a rapidly evolving complex social and economic character. Dealing with ways and methods to comprehend social and economic challenges, India as a democracy, aims to bring a good quality of life to all its citizens…continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Covid-19 Storyline using Digital Maps

Covid-19 Storyline using Digital Maps

Follow this blog to access updates on Covid-19 data and spatial visualization created by the data visualization and geospatial analytics team at Transerve using publicly available data Covid-19 India Updates 1st June, 2020 Check out this map to visualize the current infection count and the mortality figures. Covid Updates World No Tobacco Day 31st May, 2020 On World No Tobacco Day, we share an interactive map created on TOS, based on the age-standardized prevalence of tobacco use among persons 15 years and older (%) overlaid with death per 100,000 of population owing to…continue reading →