Geoinformatics for Decentralized Planning and Governance
Geoinformatics has truly emerged as a state-of-the-art technology and decision tool in the areas of facility-utility mapping, resource planning, disaster management, and e-governance. Recent advances in the field of remote sensing, in the Geographic Information System, and in the Global Positioning System have further enhanced the future potential of geoinformatics. This book is a collection of papers presented and discussed in India at the National Seminar on "Role of Geoinformatics in Decentralized Planning" at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. The papers examine various important application areas in geoinformatics and recent trends. These include environmental issues, natural resource mapping, rural and urban planning, etc. The book also highlights the work being carried out at various esteemed organizations in India like the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, the National Remote Sensing Agency, the Indian Space Research Organization, State Remote Sensing Centers, the National Bureau of Soil Survey and Landuse Planning, universities, and non-governmental organizations.
Publication Date: 4/1/2008