I. What type of content can be found in UKSDI portal?
Spatial/non spatial data.
Section specific MIS data & Imagery
II. Who all can access the UKSDI Geo Portal system?
Various UKSDI Sections, departments with authorized logins. A Public view with limited access to GIS data.
III. How to use the system?
The Geoportal provides the site overview and secure access through login authentication.
IV. What is the best resolution to view the Geo Portal?
Best viewed in Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 48.x and above at 1024 x 768 Resolution.
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(vide Government of UK Notification Number 233/XXXVII/14-30/2013, Dated 28th May,2014)
Term of Reference:1. To implement the decisions taken by the State SDI Committee.
(vide Government of UK Notification Number 127/XXXVII/14-30/2013, Dated 28th May,2014)
Term of Reference:1. To implement the decision of State SDI Committee.
Vide District Magistrate:
Term of Reference:
To develop GIS as per the needs of state and district planners/administrators, to implement the decisions of the State SDI Executive Committee and to update GIS on regular basis, as per the direction of the State SDI Steering Committee, the State Government has appointed two level of Nodal Officers with the approval of the Hon’ble Chancellor, Government of Uttarakhand. The Head of each State Government Departments are the State Level Nodal Officers for developing GIS of his/her department, while the Chief Development officer is the Nodal Officer for GIS Development in the district (vide Department of Science and Technology, Uttarakhand Government Office Order No.290/XXXVII/15-30/2013/, dated 1st June,2015).
In the eight districts of the State (Almora, Tehri, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Champawat, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar), the concern District Magistrates have developed District GIS Cells at their Vikash Bhawan/Collectorate out of which in two districts (Almora and Tehri) two GIS Technician have also been appointed to develop and update district GIS on regular basis and for capacity building of the district in application of GIS in planning and Administration. Development of GIS Cells in other five districts of the state is in progress.
For capacity building of the State in development, applications and updating of GIS in governance, UCOST Dehradun and the the COE NRDMS,Department of Geography, Kumaun University has jointly conducted 16 training workshop at different districts headquarters. During 2012 and 2016. For detailed Reports of these Workshops see” Capacity Building” section.
Development of Uttarakhand State Spatial Data Infrastructure (USDI) has almost a decade and half long history of geo-spatial information management activities in the State that began with a Workshop on Geographic Information Need Assessment of the End Users. Aimed at assessing the geographic information needs of concerned Line Departments of the State and District Administration for Land and Water Resources Management, the Workshop was organised by Kumaun University at its Department of Geography SSJ Campus Almora on 18-19 June 2000 with the support of the Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) Programme of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India (DST, GOI). Based on the recommendations of this Workshop, District NRDMS Centre Almora was setup by Kumaun University in 2003 develop a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based natural resource database as per the needs of the district planners and administrators to support local level planning activities. A research project was thus funded by DST, GOI to Kumaun University for Setting-up a District Database Centre at Almora (vide DST Sanction No.ES/11/561/2001, dated 9/4/2002). The technical infrastructure at the University was later up-graded as a Centre of Excellence for NRDMS in Uttarakhand (COE NRDMS) through the project funded by DST GOI (vide DST Sanction No.NRDMS/11/1434/08, dated 21 July, 2009) and was tasked to develop the State Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for Uttarakhand . During 2009 to 2011, the COE NRDMS developed a template of Almora District Geoportal that was successfully networked with the national level - India Geoportal -at NSDI New Delhi. In order to equip all the rest of the 12 districts of the State with Almora-like database, the Uttarakhand State Council of Science and Technology (UCOST), Government of Uttarakhand and the COE NRDMS in Uttarakhand, Department of Geography, Kumaun University proposed a joint project on “Development of Standard Based Uttarakhand Geoportal for Decentralised Governance” funded jointly (70:30) by the DST GOI and Government of Uttarakhand (vide DST Sanction No. NRDMS /11/1817 /011, dated 27th March, 2012). Uttarakhand Geoporal is an outcome of this collaborative endeavour. The Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Uttarakhand Geoportal was developed at the COE NRDMS, Department of Geography, Kumaun University with association of the Line Departments and NRDMS-NSDI Division, DST GOI.
Uttarakhand Spatial Data Infrastructure (UKSDI) is a framework of spatial data, metadata, users and tools that are interactively connected to facilitate sharing and use of spatial data acquired by the Departments/ Agencies of Government of Uttarakhand in an efficient and flexible way. It may be considered as an infrastructure built upon a combination of technologies, policies, standards, human resources, and related activities necessary to share spatial data amongst its stakeholders. UKSDI may be viewed as a coordinated series of agreements on technology standards, institutional arrangements, and policies that enable the discovery and use of geospatial information by users and for purposes other than those it was created for. It is a part of the Government’s g-governance strategy.
Core technical components of UKSDI include Databases, Catalogues, Geo-processing/ Catalogue services, and Human Users or User applications in the form of software utilities. The software utilities are required to be built on the data sets or services to address specific information needs of users from different levels (i.e., State/ District/ Block/ Village/ Panchyats) of governance. UKSDI is potentially capable of providing the requisite spatial data/ information support in the task of operationalizing the concept of Decentralized Governance.
To develop and maintain/ update the data sets on Uttarakhand Geoportal, District GIS Cells are being established in all the districts of the State. Towards this end, Government of Uttarakhand has appointed a State level Nodal Officer in each Department and a District level Nodal Officer in each district of the State. For better coordination and management of data-related activities towards the development of the UKSDI, the State Government has constituted a State SDI Steering Committee and a State SDI Executive Committee.
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:
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).
About UKSDI & Bodies
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.
A collaborative project of DST, GoI, DST, UCOST and COE NRDMS, Dept. Geography, Kumaun University.