About Uttarakhand Geo-portal

Uttarakhand Geoportal is an Internet based Directory of Geo-spatial Data, Metadata, and Services for the State that allows data providers and users to share and explore Geo-spatial Information related to boundaries, demography, agro & socio economy, resources, infrastructure facilities with attributes.

Geo-spatial datasets generated, maintained and provided by various concerned Departments of the State Government, Academia, Business/ Industry or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) of Uttarakhand are proposed to be made accessible through a Clearinghouse mechanism.

The Geo-portal will essentially be used for the following objectives:

  1. Bringing together geo-spatial knowledge and information under a common platform, which till date has existed as a disparate system and unknown to quite a wider section of the society, institutions, scientific community and government departments.
  2. Providing a gateway for various data generating agencies to share the information across various Government Departments, Academia, Business/ Industry, and NGOs.
  3. Making accessible a geo-spatial data dictionary and map directory for the State.
  4. Analysing the needs of various Government Schemes/ Programmes.
  5. Facilitating development of Decision Support Systems and helping in local level planning.
  6. And eventually for geo-spatial data sale and purchase.

Uttarakhand Geo-portal has been developed under the project “Development of a Standards-based Geo-portal for Uttarakhand for Decentralised Governance” supported jointly by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and Department of Science & Technology and Government of Uttarakhand. The project activities have been implemented by Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology with the technical support of Centre of Excellence for NRDMS in Uttarakhand, Department of Geography, Kumaon University, SSJ Campus, Almora during the years 2012-2017. The Geo-portal will facilitate development of a full scale Uttarakhand Spatial Data Infrastructure (UKSDI).

MANAGEMENT OF UK GEOPORTAL

For proper management and smooth functioning of the Uttarakhand Geoportal, Government of Uttarakhand has i) constituted a three tier management structure - State SDI Steering Committee , State SDI Executive Committee ; and a District Coordination Committee at each district of the State; ii) appointed State and District Level Nodal Officers; and has made provision of District GIS Cells to develop and update GIS as per the needs of the Line Departments and capacity building of the State in applications of GIS in planning/administration.

For Citizen Users

A collaborative project of DST, GoI, DST, UCOST and COE NRDMS, Dept. Geography, Kumaun University.