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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Data Policy of Geological Survey of India and other International GIS News

The data policy for the Geological Survey of India was released and begins:

The activity domain  under the mission Geoinformatics are broadly categorized in the scheme –i) Information Infrastructure, ii) National Geospatial Datasets, iii) Product Management, iv) 3D-Integrated Application, v) Mobile Mapping, and vi) e-Governance.  The information infrastructure, in turn, includes the GSI Portal which archives the scientific attribute and spatial information and GSI Net. 

- press release

Ubon Ratchathani is now at the forefront of IT utilisation for public health in pioneering a mobile app on Android tablet PCs for healthcare officials to collect household information on patients.

The app tracks not only the home location of patients but familial relationships, making it easier for health providers to better understand pattens with families and geographies. The underlying maps are from Google. Ubon Rachathani is the second most populous province in Thailand.

Bangkok Post

The [Japanese] government said Tuesday it plans to draw up a radioactive substance concentration map for farmlands and conduct a study on contaminated debris as part of measures to deal with radioactive material released from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The plan is to take some 500 samples and install more monitors by year's end. There are however no details on how this information will be used for decontamination effots.

- Mainichi Daily News

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