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SPARC to develop solution to address urban flooding in Bhubaneswar

German Development Cooperation (GIZ), has entrusted the task of development and implementation of a digital solution for capturing, analyzing and monitoring Urban Flooding and Waterlogging in Bhubaneswar to SPARC.

Real time rainfall data captured through IoT supplemented with public reporting through mobile app; analysed with respect to terrain parameters, shall provide alerts to public and city engineers for mitigation planning. The project aims to ensure sustainable urban governance and infrastructure planning.

The project has been supported by the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety within the framework of the International Climate Protection Initiative.

SPARC to assist in World’s Largest Slum Titling Project in Odisha

Sir Ratan Tata Trust has engaged SPARC as Technical Agency to assist in the technical process for assignment of land rights to slum dwellers in 9 districts of Odisha (Balasore, Nayagarh, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Puri, Khurda, Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Boudh), out of the 14 districts to be taken up in the first phase.

For the first time, UAV technology is being deployed for such a large-scale project for highly accurate and fast results. The orthophotos generated through drone survey shall be integrated on a GIS platform for delineation of slum households and assessment of land rights.

The project has been initiated after the Government of Odisha passed the Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act in October 2017, which aims to provide legal land rights to about 250,000 slum dwellers residing in more than 2,200 slums across 109 Municipalities and NACs in Odisha.

Commerce & Transport Minister launches Odisha Permit Management System

Dr Nrusingha Charan Sahu, Hon'ble Minister of Commerce and Transport, Odisha launched the Odisha Permit Management System (OPMS) at Office of The Transport Commissioner, Cuttack on August 9, 2017. OPMS is an end-to-end GIS based solution developed by SPARC Pvt. Ltd. in collaboration with Odisha Space Application Centre (ORSAC) for the management of Stage Carriage (Bus) Permits. The solution shall bring efficiency in permit issuance, removing time and route overlaps and shall provide route and time-related information on all existing bus permits to the public.

SPARC opens GIS facility center at Dehradun

SPARC opens its GIS facility at Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 31-Jul-17. The center shall initially focus on implementation of Forestry, Urban Development, G-Governance and Disaster Management related solutions.

SPARC attends Esri User Conference 2017

SPARC attended the Esri User Conference from July 10-14, 2017 in San Diego, California. This year’s theme ‘The Science of Where’ was a blockbuster for organisations in Governance sector. The conference attracted around 18,000 visitors from various countries. The Startup Zone, under the Esri Startup Program, included pathbreaking ideas of young entrepreneurs. Another major attraction was ArcGIS projects exhibited by teenagers, under the scholarship program. The five- day event witnessed learning sessions and international technical workshops by renowned personalities. The Sustainable World Zone in the expo highlighted exemplary commitment of the GIS community to make the world a better place to live.

SPARC to assist OCPL in efficient Land Management

Odisha Coal and Power Limited (OCPL) has selected SPARC to assist them in implementation of Web GIS based Land Management Information System for Manoharpur coal blocks located in Hemgir Tahsil in Sundergarh district, Odisha. The System shall integrate all relevant data, maps and records relevant to the OCPL-land, and assist the organization in efficient monitoring of land acquisition, compensations and rehabilitation-resettlement relates issues.

SPARC assists BMC in preservation of water bodies

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has assigned SPARC the task of Preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) on Preservation of Water Bodies in BMC area. The project is being funded under Odisha Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (OUIDF).

SPARC to develop Web-GIS based Eco-Restoration Monitoring System for JICA assisted UFRMP

SPARC has been assigned the task of implementation of a Web-GIS application including its operationalization in all Project Divisions under the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) assisted Uttarakhand Forest Resource Management Project (UFRMP).

UFRMP targets to restore about 750 degraded forests spread across 13 forest divisions in the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand through community participation and improve livelihood of forest dependent communities (Van Panchayats).

The Web-GIS application shall have real-time tracking of project interventions through location-based mobile data collector utilities to be made operational at each Project Forest Division and shall serve as an effective monitoring system to enable effective eco-restoration and forest governance.

SPARC organises Workshop on Operation of State Wildlife Information Portal

A training workshop on the features, functions and operation of Web GIS based State Wildlife Information Portal (www.wildlife.odisha.gov.in) was organised by SPARC in association with Odisha Wildlife Organisation.

The workshop was presided by Mr. Siddhant Das, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Odisha. Divisional Forest Officers of all Wildlife Units of the State participated in the workshop. The Portal was launched by Shri. Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha on the World Forestry Day (March 21, 2017).

Odisha CM inaugurates State Wildlife Information Portal

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Sri Naveen Patnaik launched the GIS based State Wildlife Information Portal on the World Forestry Day (March 21, 2017). The website (www.wildlife.odisha.gov.in) contains comprehensive location-based information on all Wildlife Units and Protected Areas of the state. It offers unique visualisation and map-based analysis support to wildlife managers for effective planning and efficient decision-making. It deciphers elaborate information on the current wildlife census in the state. Besides, it contains elaborate information on wildlife units along with its maps.

The system has also been integrated with global forest fire incident reports generated by NASA- MODIS server and sends automatic SMS alerts to concerned wildlife managers for the quick response and immediate
action. Wildlife incident reporting is also facilitated through authorised user access to enable wildlife managers to take immediate action. The portal shares wildlife related information through blog posts by wildlife managers. The portal connects with the public through its social media platforms.