Jammu and Kashmir has rich biodiversity and has a lot of water bodies which need to be preserved.
Kashmir valley has a lot of water bodies in the form of wetlands and lakes and many of them have been encouraged in the past several years.
Keeping the focus on these important water bodies, LG Manoj Sinha recently addressed a convention of GIS professionals, Government officials, entrepreneurs and young students, organized to mark the World GIS Day, here at the Convention Centre.
He said that the Geographic approach is the only way to integrate all the information available for sectoral growth. There is a need to prepare a report on the encroachment of water bodies through comparative analysis of latest and earlier data.
Highlighting the significance of the emerging GIS technology to address new challenges and explore new horizons of opportunities, he said the encouragement to spatial thinking, development of new Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, and real-world applications are accelerating the growth in business, government and society.
GIS technology ecosystem is offering new communication tools to different sectors and making a greater impact in areas like Weather Forecast, Urban & Transport Planning, Security, Biodiversity Protection, Telecom, Agriculture, Environment, Asset Management and Navigation Services.