History of Rajahmundry GIS (Geographic Information System)
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Years 2012-2014. Rajahmundry WEB-GIS Project. Cost:24 Lakhs
including 1 lakh given by MCR,Rajahmundry, 23 Lakhs by DST, GOI.
Agencies: Adi Kavi Nannaya University represented by Principal
Investigator, Prof K.V.Swamy, Co-Investigator Prof P.S.Varma, and
OSGeo India, represented by Co-Investigators, Mr V.Ravi
Kumar(Director (retd) G.S.I, Hyderabad) Secretary and Prof
K.S.Rajan, (IIIT, Hyderabad)Treasurer.
Result: GIS data of Rajahmundry on themes most pertinent for City
administration, like; Roads, Slums, Sanitation, Sewage, Hospitals,
Banks, Govt offices, Educational institutes, Bazars, Police
WEB-GIS: All the data are ready for serving on the internet.
Software and Data type: The entire work is done using (no-cost)
Free and Open Source GIS software. The data is Open Data. Much of
the data is derived from open data website Openstreetmap.org.
Municipal Corporation Rajahmundry's Benefit:
A Rs1.5 Lakh worth Computer server, ready to serve the data on the
internet, along with all Geospatial data (Open Data ready for
distribution) and software await a favourable communication from
Municipal Corporation Rajahmundry, to Adi Kavi Nannaya university.
Press coverage of the project, during a Project workshop convened
in January 2014.
Years 2010 to 2012:
The Open GIS data of this project was used for field work and
submission of MSc Geoinformatics, 4th Semester projects of several
students, under the Guidance of Mr V.Ravi Kumar,OSGeo India.
A five day workshop on 'Web-GIS', was also conducted by OSGeo
India at AKNU, for the teachers of AKNU and several participating
teachers from Visakhapatnem and AP-SRAC Hyderabad.
Rajahmundry GIS Project. Years 2007 – 2008: Cost 10 Lakhs
An MPLADS project was conceived by Sálim Ali Centre for
Ornithology and Natural History (SACON, aided by Ministry of
Environment GOI) and 'OSGeo India', a registered NGO dedicated to
spreading Free and Open Source GIS in 2007 and delivered in June
2008 to Rajahmundry.
Through this Two Desktop Systems, Two Hand-held Global Positioning
Systems (GPS) along with the Open Source GIS software used and
Open GIS data generated for Rajahmundry city during the MPLADS
project were given to Adi Kavi Nannaya University (AKNU)
Rajahmundry, and RDO office Rajahmundry.
Press coverage of the same: