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Haryana Forest Dept to map forests using GPS

Monday, August 19th 2013
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Haryana Forest Department is mapping forests damaged by fire using GPS and plans to use satellite imagery to evaluate changes in forest and plantation areas.
 
Management Information System and Geographical Information System were being developed by the department for better harnessing of accounts, administration, forest, wildlife and personnel management, state forest and environment minister, Ajay Singh Yadav said. 
 
A Memorandum of Understanding for setting up geomatics facility and spatial information system had been signed between the department and the Haryana Space Application Centre, National Remote Sensing Centre and Indian Space Research Organization, Hyderabad, Yadav said. 
 
Spatial data bases are being developed for Yamunanagar and Morni Forest divisions as a pilot project and training is being imparted in phased manner to employees for use of software and techniques for regularly maintaining the database, he said.
 
 

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