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Odisha wins India Geospatial Leadership Award 2015


The India Geospatial Awards was organised to recognize and encourage innovations and excellence brought forward by geospatial technology developers, professionals, end users and policy makers that have fostered the geospatial industry in India.Odisha has been awarded for its marked achievements in the field of geospatial technology in India.India Geospatial Leadership Award in the category of the Premier Geospatial State was awarded to the State of Odisha.Geospatial technologies like remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) are widely accepted and used in Odisha in comparision to other states.These techniques are successsfully applied in the projects like Odisha Sampad, NLRMP, JnNURM, NRDMS, NRIS and OSDI etc, aptly qualifying the State of Odisha to be India’s leading Geospatial State. Apart from these , geospatial technology is being applied in sectors like mining,forestry, kendu leaf procurement, water resource augmentation and management, land records modernization and micro level planning following directives from chief secretary G C Pati. The State of Odisha has two Universities offering postgraduate education in geospatial science and technology, which has also helped internalize the capacity development.