Geospatial World Excellence Award Current Affairs - 2019
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Odisha Government has won ‘Geospatial World Excellence Award-2018’ for successful IT application for tracking of mineral production, dispatch and value accrued on real-time basis through its i3MS web-based software.
The award was presented at the Geospatial World Forum Meeting held at Hyderabad, Telangana. The event was attended by more than 3,000 geospatial experts from 90 different countries.
i3MS web-based software
i3MS is GPS-linked web-based software designed by scientists of Odisha Space Applications Centre (ORSAC), Bhubaneswar. This system has enabled for first time in India to fix GPS devices on large number of moving objects in the mining sector.
Using it, daily production and dispatch are being recorded on real-time basis through this software. Moreover, State Steel and Mines Department uses it for watching live movement of 43,000 vehicles carrying minerals from production point to ports, railway sidings and end-user industrial units.
All stakeholders like lessees, dealers and government departments have been brought on to this portal. It also was integrated with Regional Transport Office (RTO), Indian Railways, Commercial Tax Department, ports and treasury.
Geospatial World Excellence Awards
It is internationally-acclaimed private award that recognizes exemplary innovations and practices in global geospatial industry. It was initiated in 2007. It encourages all geospatial and allied projects. It is given in three categories viz. Geospatial Application Excellence Awards, Geospatial Technology Innovation Awards and Geospatial Policy Implementation Awards.