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2015 Esri India User Conference

Every year Esri India honors the work of Esri users in India via Making a Difference and Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) awards. Organizations that are honored span multiple domains from agriculture, forestry, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities. Making a Difference award recognizes users who are doing a remarkable and extraordinary application for benefit of our society. SAG awards recognize users who have applied geospatial technology innovatively to address the needs of their industries and communities while defining GIS best practices.

Making a Difference Award

Department of Information Technology & Communication (DoIT&C), Rajasthan is implementing a unified state-wide GIS based Decision Support System ‘Rajdharaa’. The system is helping in effective policy planning, decision making and monitoring of various schemes / programmes being executed across the State and is a benchmark for other states to implement.

In Pic (L to R): Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharya, Mr. Phani Raja Sekhar, Mrs. Shweta Saxena, Mr. Apresh Dubey & Mr. Arvind Thakur.



Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award

SAG awards recognize users who have applied geospatial technology innovatively to address the needs of their industries and communities, defining GIS best practices.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) is using GIS at enterprise level spanning multiple departments, users, field workers and decision makers for the 4G network planning and roll-out

In Pic (L to R): Mr. Milind Deshpande & Mr. Arvind Thakur.

Central Water Commission (CWC) is using GIS for water resource management. CWC is using GIS extensively across directorates for applications such as Flood and Storm studies, Automatic Watershed Delineation, Meteorological Data Interpretation and Spatial Analysis

In Pic (L to R): Mr. Yogesh Paithankar, Mr. A B Pandya & Mr. Arvind Thakur.

India Metrological Department (IMD) Hydromet division is using GIS for Rainfall Monitoring, Hydromet Forecasting, Hydromet Design and National and International Co-operation and Public Awareness

In Pic (L to R): Dr. (Mrs.) Surinder Kaur & Mr. Arvind Thakur.


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