geographic information system

EC moots GIS mapping of all polling booths in UP

April 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has decided to undertake an ambitious project to conduct geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all polling booths in Uttar Pradesh that ... Read more...

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Using satellite imagery, Haryana to digitize land records

July 13th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Haryana's land records will soon have a satellite connection.The state government has initiated a project for digitizing and updating land records by using high resolution satellite ... Read more...

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Poll panel to monitor Bengal areas online

April 13th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) will directly monitor the poll process in vulnerable polling booths across West Bengal through webcasting, a senior official said Wednesday."In a never ... Read more...

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West Bengal to have web-based maps of polling booths

March 11th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) The Election Commission will install web-based geographic information system (GIS) in West Bengal's polling booths to help the state chief electoral officer track them on his ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu framing policy for rooftop solar power generation

October 19th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has almost finalised its policy on encouraging roof top solar power generation while implementing a Rs.447 crore project to reduce transmission and distribution (T&D) ... Read more...

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India cannot be made slum-free in five years: officials

August 2nd, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) India's fast urbanisation is also spawning greater numbers of slums, forcing millions of people to live under pathetic conditions.And a year after the government ... Read more...

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Vocational courses key to inclusive education

July 21st, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) As inclusive education remains high on the government's agenda, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday pitched for vocational education as a key to achieving the ... Read more...

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CBSE starts new courses in GIS, media studies

July 19th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a bid to give school education a vocational touch, the Central Board of Secondary Education Monday announced the starting of two new courses in geospatial practices ... Read more...

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Ten millennia old hunting weapon discovered in melting ice patch

June 30th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A University of Colorado at Boulder researcher has discovered a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon in a melting ice patch in the Rocky Mountains close to Yellowstone National Park, ... Read more...

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38 percent of world’s land surface at risk of desertification

February 10th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new research has shown that 38 percent of the land surface of the world is at risk of desertification.Scientists at the Institute of Agro Food Research and ... Read more...

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Thousands of new species found in ocean’s darkest depths

November 23rd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) An ongoing census of deep-sea animals has revealed an astonishing abundance, diversity and distribution of species. Deep-towed cameras, sonar and other vanguard technologies have identified some 17,650 species ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

American mayapple found to produce anti-cancer compound

September 6th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 6 (ANI): A common weed called American mayapple has been found to produce anti-cancer compound podophyllotoxin, say researchers at Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi.This discovery attains ... Read more...

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ISRO co-develops image processing software for satellite data

July 29th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has partnered with Ahmedabad-based Scanpoint Geomatics Ltd to develop an integrated geographic information system and image processing software (IGiS) to analyse ... Read more...

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UAE police to use geographic information system technology

July 23rd, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS) The police in the United Arab Emirates capital plan to start a project for using geographic information system (GIS) technology, WAM news agency reported Thursday quoting a ... Read more...

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Kalayani, Teel Atlas in map provider joint venture

April 14th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location, will acquire a substantial equity position in a subsidiary of the Kalyani Group. ... Read more...

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Safety concern holding back kids from walking to school

March 27th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Kids these today are not a big fan of walking or biking to school, and blaming their laziness or their spoiled lifestyle for it wont be entirely ... Read more...

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ADB funds Asia’s sea, rainforest preservation project

March 14th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Manila, March 14 (Xinhua) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday said it would fund a regional project to protect the shrinking seas and rainforests in Southeast Asia. The region is home to ... Read more...

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Indian Army, Air Force to jointly exercise on March 19

February 19th, 2008 - 9:54 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Exercise Brazen Chariots, a fire and manoeuvre exercise is being jointly conducted by India Army and Air Force, in the desert sector on March 19, 2008.In ... Read more...

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Satellite maps identify over 100 ancient Egyptian sites

November 26th, 2007 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Anthropologists have identified over 100 previously unknown ancient sites in Egypt using satellite images from their laboratory in Birmingham, UK. Operating from a computer lab on Birmingham's Southside, ... Read more...

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