Use of GIS in Informed Planning and Decision Making to understand the Impact of COVID-19
Host: Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS), Hyderabad
National and State Remote Sensing Agencies, e-Governance Practitioners, Central Line Ministries, State Educational Departments/Institutes, Autonomous Institutes, Administrative Training Institutes, Innovation Officers, State Innovation Councils etc.
As we know, Geo-informatics is integral to Planning, Decision Making & Electronic Delivery of Services. MeitY has set up National Centre of Geo-Informatics (NCoG) to provide a national platform for developing geo-informatics related resources and capabilities in the country for location-based analytics and ‘Decision Support System’ serving to Central / State government departments, businesses as well as provide hosts of G2G and G2C services. NCoG shall be a fully dedicated Resource Centre in the country for sharing and collaborating GIS data. The entire spread of the COVID-19 virus is spatial in nature and location plays an important role in making effective decisions. Location intelligence helps in exploring dynamic connections between people, their health and well-being, changing physical and social environments. This can be of assistance to the authorities in monitoring and communicating the impact of the outbreak. GIS-based decision-making tools have often been used by epidemiologists and related agencies to study the pattern of past epidemics, such as Ebola and Polio. The comparative study through GIS can help us to understand and analyze the source and the pattern of spread of COVID infection. GIS can also be used to monitor the available facilities and plan interventions accordingly. COVID-19 confirmed and active cases can be mapped to identify the source of infection. In order to roll out and implement/integrate with the geo-informatics platform in States and UTs, CIPS is organizing this webinar with an aim to share and discuss various initiatives and opportunities of geo-informatics in Planning, Decision Making and Service Delivery.
- Basic concept of GIS & GIS Governance framework and opportunities to use this in Planning and Decision making.
- Exposure to the data creation, analysis & management of spatial and non-spatial data and its integration to understand the impact of COVID-19.
- Digital image processing for the analysis and classification of satellite data and using multi-purpose 2D/3D/4D, standardized, authenticated, common field level (ownership level) Geo-spatial databases.
- National GIS platform and various innovative/best practices on the use of GIS technologies in various Sectors/States and assess the replicability in different States to enhance the service delivery system.
- Online tools in forest management & forest survey, tools used in environmental
modelling are useful in general COVID related issues such as hotspots identifying.
- Cross sharing of experiences/existing initiatives in various States/UTs and understanding for better implementation of GIS projects.
- Opportunities and framework for collaboration among various stakeholders.
Mr. Vivek Chitale, Senior Technical Director & ASIO, Head GIS & OTG NIC Bhopal, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India
Dr. A. Rama Murthy,Asst. Conservator of Forests (HRD), Telangana Forest Department, Govt. of Telangana.