Thimphu [Bhutan], October 19 (ANI): The National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) of Bhutan acquired gear from the Japan International Cooperation Agency to collect information for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, NSDI in Thimphu, Bhutan Live reported on Thursday.
The National Spatial Data Infrastructure is a framework that goals to offer dependable and exact geospatial information or data reminiscent of the placement of roads and mountains for anybody, anyplace. Bhutan and Japan signed a challenge to develop the framework in 2020.
According to the NLCS, the technical cooperation challenge is constructing a geospatial portal the place any authorities entity or different organisations can add their information on lands, water and roads amongst others. The information shall be accessible to the general public. Moreover, folks can entry the correct digital map of the nation by way of the portal.
“The National Land Commission will be primarily using this equipment for the production of digital topographic maps through the use of drones. It has LIDAR capability. We can use it for the production of the precise digital elevation model. We can also share the equipment with any other agencies if they require and also we can provide the technical support to produce any kind of base mapping in any other areas,” Bhutan Live quoted Samdrup Dorji, the Chief Survey Engineer of Geo-Informatics Division on the National Land Commission, as saying.
The challenge entails near 40 stakeholders reminiscent of varied ministries, autonomous businesses, companies, and NGOs. Therefore, officers stated, there’s a want to enhance coordination between the stakeholders.
Samdrup Dorji stated, “Some of the major challenges that we face are the duplication of the data itself and agencies working in silos. So, we are not able to coordinate with each other. And also we do not have the proper sharing mechanism in order to facilitate the sharing of geospatial information.”Moreover, in accordance with the NLCS, the National Spatial Data Infrastructure growth challenge faces challenges reminiscent of a scarcity of funds and human assets.
As of now, the challenge which has two parts particularly the Development of the NSDI and Digital Topographic Map has accomplished round 60 per cent of the work, Bhutan Live reported.
The challenge began in 2021 and is meant to finish by 2025. (ANI)