South Korea is working with IBM to deploy the Deep Thunder mapping and modeling sytem in order to upgrade their national weather information system. The goal is better understanding of weather patterns in order to better predict the location and intensity of weather events. The hardware upgrade being installed by the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) increases the agency’s data storage capacity by nearly 1000% to 9.3 petabytes, making it Korea’s largest data storage system.
Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat, spoke at the Google Big Tent Activate Summit 2013 in Delhi about the role of technology in politics and governance. The minister has applied a number of innovative Internet technologies as well as the use of GIS and satellite imagery for lands planning, water resource management, and land surveying. There have also been initiatives that warn citizens with SMS alerts about flood conditions, connecting alerts to those in impacted areas.
A high-resolution surveillance-response system has been developed within a geographic information system (GIS) to support malaria elimination in the Pacific. The application of a GIS-based spatial decision support system (SDSS) to automatically locate and map the distribution of confirmed malaria cases, rapidly classify active transmission foci, and guide targeted responses in elimination zones, is taking place in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Deputy Premier Plodoprasop Suraswadi outlined a plan to create a centeral mapping database for the country at two scales, 1:50,000 and 1:4,000 over the next five years. The aim is to standardise across projects and departments as well as to aid in long-term planning and development for the country. The mapping program is expected to cost Bt140 billion, balanced by the development benefits as well as the confidence boost that it will give to investors.
A workshop was recently organized to develop Geographic Information System (GIS) for one of the Lesser Himalayan districts of Uttarakhand State, the Rudraprayag, drained by glacial fed mighty rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. The workshop was jointly organized by the Center of Excellence for Natural Resources Data Management System (COE, NRDMS) in Uttarakhand, Department of Geography, Kumaun University SSJ Campus Almora; Academy of Uttarakhand Administration Nainital; and the District Administration Rudraprayag on Jan. 2, 2013. Heads of 56 different line departments of district Rudraprayag werepresent for instruction, along with magistrates, police, and scientists for a total of 132 participants.
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