Karnataka Geoportal is an Internet based Geo Spatial Data Directory for the state
that allow the users of the system to share and explore the information related
to political and administrative boundaries, state geography, demography, agro &
socio economy, resources, infrastructure facilities with attributes.
Spatial datasets generated, maintained and provided by various concerned Departments
of the State Government, academia, private or civil society organizations of Karnataka
are proposed to be made accessible through the project data clearinghouse mechanism.
The Portal will essentially be used for the following objectives:
Under a joint project of Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and the Government of Karnataka, Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology (KSCST), Bangalore has developed district level GIS databases to support the process of Local Level Planning at the levels of district, taluk and village. Each District Database contains spatial and attribute data sets useful in local level planning processes in the sectors of Natural Resources, Demography, Agro-economy, Socio-economy and Infrastructure facilities. Respective Zilla Panchayaths and Line Departments have been depending upon the databases for meeting their data requirements.
Over the past one and a half decade all the thirty districts of Karnataka State have been covered under NRDMS. With increasing dependence of the Zilla Panchayaths/Urban local bodies, Line Departments and other stake-holders of local level planning on spatial datasets, a need has been felt to speed up the process of discovery of and access to up-to-date spatial datasets, the Council with the support DST - GoI and DST – GoK has developed a Geoportal and Data Clearing House to discover/ access spatial data sets useful in the local level planning process through Karnataka State Spatial Data Infrastructure (KSSDI) Project. The geo-portal is expected to serve as a centralized hub for other spatial data generating agencies in the State. Web-enabled centralized database of various existing spatial, attribute or statistical data has been generated at KSCST, Bangalore.
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Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) was established in the year 1975. It is one of the first State S&T Councils to be set up in the country. KSCST is an autonomous S&T organization under Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka.
During the last three and half decades of its existence, KSCST has been pro-actively engaging itself to identify locale specific needs / problems in the broad areas of Agriculture, Water, Education, Energy, Ecology and Environment, Habitat, Health, Solid and Electronic waste and Infrastructure. In co-operation with the Indian Institute of Science and several other premier R&D institutions in the state, KSCST executes many projects and programmes, leading to find S&T based solutions such as providing access to energy for cooking and lighting, making available potable and safe drinking water, alternate building technologies, which prevail as the issues of highest priority even to this day thereby improving quality of life of people. Over the years, a number of technologies have been translated, from research and demonstration phase, to the implementation and operational phase. KSCST has also been providing necessary support to the Central and State Governments for the formulation S&T based policies and its wider acceptance by carrying out activities, like scientific survey, project implementation, co-ordination & monitoring, organization of scientific meets and awareness campaigns. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India advocated KSCST as a model to all the states.
For More Details: KSCST
The Council initiated the Karnataka Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) program in 1992 and since then established District NRDMS Centers in all the State with active support and funding from Department of Science & Technology (DST) Government of India and Government of Karnataka. NRDMS program is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional program of the Council aimed at developing methodologies for building and promoting the use of spatial data management and analysis technologies in local area planning. The initial approach of planning based on macro level assessment of resources did not yield the desired results. The introduction of the concept of spatial planning to micro-levels by the Planning commission paved the way for evolution of NRDMS program. The vision of the NRDMS program during its inception was to provide S&T inputs for operationalising the concept of decentralized planning of the country by developing computer compatible spatial databases on natural resources, socio and agro-economic parameters to further the concept of area specific decentralized planning.
Resource knowledge and resource inventory is crucial to spatial planning. At the core of this concept lies an integrated approach to planning in contrast to the sectoral method. This requires a detailed knowledge of the interrelations and interdependencies between various sectors to resolve often-conflicting demands. This leads to a requirement for appropriate data management and analyzing tools and techniques and a large matrix of sectoral data, in digital format, on natural resources, demography, socio-economy etc. and integrating them to generate appropriate information/applications required for plan preparation.
The district NRDMS centers since inception have created an exhaustive database of natural resources, socio-economic parameters, infrastructure etc. The NRDMS centres are providing analyzed/value added information to planners and administrators besides developing applications using geo-spatial technologies suitable for local level planning. The NRDMS centers are providing need-based information to users such as elected bodies, district administration and planners through maps, charts, tables, and reports etc., on spatial and non-spatial data.
For More Information: www.kscst.iisc.ernet.in/nrdms.html
With the constitution of Indian Planning Commission in March, 1950, planning experiment in India started in 1951 with the objectives of 1) Removal of poverty, 2) Building of a modern society making maximum possible use of Science and Technology and 3) Attainment of self-reliance (Planning Commission,). Key to national prosperity was identified in effective combination of three factors, technology, raw materials and capital (Scientific Policy Resolution, 1958). The initial approach of planning based on macro level assessment of resources did not yield the desired results. The inequities amongst people and disparities between regions persisted. Also, there was evidence of general environmental degradation and mounting stress on land and water resources. In order to overcome the situation, conceptual changes in the practice of planning was brought in, around late 70s, by adopting the decentralized or local level planning to ensure that the development is sustainable, area-specific and take into account the felt needs of the local people. The objectives of decentralized planning are ;1) Increase in Productivity of land, 2) Employment generation. Keeping in mind assets development, 3) Poverty alleviation and 4) Provisions of minimum amenities and infrastructure facilities. Towards this end, the Constitution (73rd and 74th Amendments, 1992 & 1993) was amended to empower the State Governments to form the institutions of local self - governance i.e. rural local bodies (panchayats) and municipalities in rural and urban areas respectively.
For More Details:www.nrdms.gov.in
The planned Karnataka Geoportal services:
Adopted OGC Standards (most of them have been incorporated in KSSDI)
Survey of India (SOI)
Survey of India, The National Survey and Mapping Organization of the country under the Department of Science & Technology, is the OLDEST SCIENTIFIC DEPARTMENT OF THE GOVT. OF INDIA. It was set up in 1767 and has evolved rich traditions over the years. In its assigned role as the nation's Principal Mapping Agency, Survey of India bears a special responsibility to ensure that the country's domain is explored and mapped suitably, provide base maps for expeditious and integrated development and ensure that all resources contribute with their full measure to the progress, prosperity and security of our country now and for generations to come.
The history of the Survey of India dates back to the 18th Century. Forerunners of army of the East India Company and Surveyors had an onerous task of exploring the unknown. Bit by bit the tapestry of Indian terrain was completed by the painstaking efforts of a distinguished line of Surveyors such as Mr. Lambton and Sir George Everest. It is a tribute to the foresight of such Surveyors that at the time of independence the country inherited a survey network built on scientific principles. The great Trigonometric series spanning the country from North to South East to West are some of the best geodetic control series available in the world. The scientific principles of surveying have since been augmented by the latest technology to meet the multidisciplinary requirement of data from planners and scientists.
For More Details: www.surveyofindia.gov.in
National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)
India is fast moving into being an information and knowledge society – especially with the emphasis on Information Technology and “transparent” e-governance. The next decade will see further large-scale investment in communications technology as India moves to exploit the full potential of the information age. Recent initiatives by the Government, including the IT Act, as well as announced plans for private and public investment, make it clear that within a few years an unprecedented capability will exist for sharing of data along “electronic superhighways.” Amongst the variety of datasets that would be involved, spatial (or map) infor mation will be a major “content”. These Spatial information sets are vital to make sound decisions at the local, regional, state and central level planning, implementation of action plans, infrastructure development, disaster management support, and business development. Natural Resources management, flood mitigation, environmental restoration, land use assessments and disaster recovery are just a few examples of areas in which decision makers are benefiting from spatial information.
For More Details: nsdiindia.gov.in
What is Geoportal?
A geoportal is a gateway to Web-based geospatial resources, enabling users to discover, view and access geospatial information and services made available by their providing organizations. Likewise, data providers can use the geoportal to make their geospatial resources discoverable, viewable, and accessible to others.
A geoportal is a type of web portal used to find and access geographic information (geospatial information) and associated geographic services (display, editing, analysis, etc.) via the Internet.
What is Karnataka Geoportal?
Karnataka Geoportal is an Internet based Geo Spatial Data Directory for the state that allow the users of the system to share and explore the information related to political and administrative boundaries, state geography, demography, agro & socio economy, resources, infrastructure facilities with attributes.
What are the functions of Karnataka Geoportal?
a. User can create their own maps based on the privileges.
b. Facilitate sharing of information and planning for future investments in geospatial data.
c. Expand collaborative partnerships to help leverage investments and reduce duplication of data.
d. Provides spatial data dictionary and map directory for the state.
e. Analysing the needs of various government programmes.
f. Facilitate decision support system and helps in local level planning.
g. Eventually can be used for the data sale and purchase, which can be part of the state revenue generation
What kind of content or data can be found in Karnataka Geoportal?
You can access different information in the form of maps as well as text data.
Do I need to register to use the Karnataka Geoportal?
You need to register to the portal for complete accessing of portal information and creating your own maps.
Do I need any software’s to run portal on my Personal Computer?
No, you need an internet connection and an updated web browser.
Where is the user guide for using the geoportal?
There is a user guide manual provided at the portal, you can operate based on the pdf document provided.
How do I register on GeoPortal?
By clicking on sign up link on home page you can register to the portal.
I have registered on GeoPortal.ie, what can I do now?
Once your registration is successful, you can search, view, and query available datasets on GeoPortal.ie. Access is dependent upon the terms and conditions.
Is there a measurement tool available on map?
Different measurement tools are available on the portal.
I would like to provide my feedback on the Karnataka GeoPortal, whom should I contact?
You can contact the Principal Investigator by using the contact us link provided on the home page.
Is my internet browser compatible with Geoportal?
We have tested the portal on the familiar web browsers and its working fine with :
c. Internet explorer 9 and 10.
Can I publish my own data or web services in portal?
With administrator approval you can publish your data on web.
How can I search the places I need on portal?
There is a location search box on the portal, by entering the name it will fetch the matching locations. Selecting a location of interest will zoom to the location.
Can I change how map layers look?
The map layers' appearance can be changed and if you would like one of your map layers to look different you can add required styles to your map.
What kind of data are available?
a. There are a variety of data types available to discover and use on Karnataka Geo Portal. These include:
b. Dynamic Data and Maps: GIS users can access live data and maps through Web Map Services (WMS), using Karnataka Geoportal Map Viewer.
Who is the owner of the Karnataka Geo Portal system?
Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), on behalf of Government of Karnataka and Government of India for the benefit of the various government departments, scientists and other users to access the spatial data on natural resources, infrastructure facilities.
Who all can access the Karnataka Geo Portal system?
Various government departments, NGOs, academies, Industries and scientific organizations can access the Karnataka Geo Portal by registering online. Users can access the relevant map features depends on their roles created by the Administrator.
What is web map service?
WMS (Web map service) is a standard protocol for serving geo-referenced map images generated by a map server. WMS service is a service which can be displayed in a web browser or GIS software. WMS maps are provided in a PNG, GIF or JPEG data formats. Moreover, there is provided information about WMS service itself and parameters of maps. OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standardizes WMS georeferenced data download and the way it is saved in a server.
What is web Feature map service?
WFS (Web feature service) is a service which provides requests for geographical features. The WFS service returns actual features with geometry (point, line, polygon) and attributes that clients can use in any type of geospatial analysis. The WFS service allows any application that can work with Web services to access geographic features from your map or geo-database. WFS services support filters that allow users to perform spatial and attribute queries on the data, updates, and changes.
What is Web Map Tile service?
A Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) is a standard protocol for serving pre-rendered geo referenced map tiles (raster tiles) over the Internet.
What is CSW?
A catalog service, which provides an interface to discover, browse, and query metadata about data, services and other potential resources
Can I add my vector layers to portal?
Yes. The vector layers (.shp files) can be added through Data->Add Shape file.
Can I delete vector layers?
Yes, you can delete the existing shape file from layers list section.
Got another question?
For assistance or information of the any of the tools, information or the data supplied by portal please use contact us to contact our team directly.
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For feedback or suggestions please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. H Hemanth Kumar
Fellow & Principal Investigator – KSSDI & NRDMS
Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore – 560012
Phone: 080- 23314396/23341652
Fax: 080 – 23348840
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