The word geospatial is used to indicate that data that has a geographic component to it. This means that the records in a dataset have locational information tied to them such as geographic data in the form of coordinates, address, city, or ZIP code. GIS data is a form of geospatial data. Other geospatial data can originate from GPS data, satellite imagery, and geotagging.
Innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in City Sanitation Planning
The City Sanitation Planning is a complex phenomenon, which requires huge amount of data to support the decision. In the process of planning and management of huge data and maps, Geographical Information System (GIS) based planning tools play a vital role, since map and data can be stored, manipulated and analyzed for planning and decision making. It facilitates and also eases to access spatial as well as non- spatial data on a single platform
As a part of City Sanitation Plan, three such innovative tools were developed. The paper has been put together based on experience of using ICT tools during the development of City Sanitation Plan in four cities of Madhya Pradesh viz. Gwalior, Ashta, Raisen and Khajuraho. More Details....
Study of water supply & sanitation practices in India using geographic information systems: Some design & other considerations in a village setting
Safe water is one of the most important felt needs in public health in developing countries in the twenty first century. The year 2005 marked the beginning of the “International Decade for Action: Water for Life” and renewed effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce by half the proportion of the world’s population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation by 2015. It is estimated by World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) that 1.1 billion people lack access to improved water supplies and 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation. More Details....
Geographic Information System (GIS) - Total Sanitation Campaign Reports