The Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, hosted the conference “Geospatial Policy for National Development” at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi, from 21-22 February 2023 to disseminate awareness about the transformative Policy among various stakeholders and engage them in forward-looking discussions.
Marvel Geospatial Solutions was among the select industry players to showcase their initiatives toward successful policy implementation, at the exhibition organized during the conference. Marvel Geospatial highlighted its capacity advancements in:
- State-of-the-art surveying and mapping through LiDAR and drones
- High-accuracy digital elevation models
- Digital twins of urban areas
- Sub-surface and hydrographic surveys
- Innovations and process improvements with AI, IOT, ML-based geospatial data analytics
- Initiatives towards Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) with made-in-India anti-drone system and development of made-in-India multi-utility drones
- National and state-level projects in key development sectors such as road and rail transport infrastructure (Bharatmala project); forestry, oil & gas, archaeology and land mapping (SVAMITVA project)
The National Geospatial Policy (NGP), notified in December 2022 sets out a clear roadmap to India’s digital transformation, with its impetus to innovation, industry, and infrastructure. The NGP 2022 sets the vision and goals for the geospatial sector over the next 13 years, along with the strategies to accomplish them.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; Dr Jitendra Singh addressed the conference and emphasized the ‘troika’ of Space, Drone, and Geospatial Policy to propel India as a pre-eminent technological power in a few years. The Honourable Minister also observed that this technology is going to be an instrument of change in 21st Century India as a source of employment generation, apart from huge revenue generation potential.