The country’s economy will be driven by sectors, including infrastructure, manufacturing, finance, retail, power, digital initiatives, agriculture, transportation and urban development.
Geospatial industry is doing its bit for national development playing a critical role in each of these sectors. Currently, various ministries and government departments are using geospatial tools, content and technologies for achieving social development, ease of delivery of public services, micro-level program planning, development and maintenance of infrastructure, precision agriculture, efficient distribution of utilities. At the same time, business enterprises are also deploying geospatial technologies to gain efficiencies in facilities management, market planning, supply chain, customer service and financial performance. This has given the relevant push to the Indian geospatial industry, which is growing at a rate of about 20-25 percent, as per an informal estimate. Currently, home-grown Indian geospatial companies are working extensively both within the country and overseas, providing geospatial services and solutions for a plethora of user industries.
The rapidly growing Asian market offers Indian geospatial industry, as well as our government a lucrative and mutually beneficial partnership opportunity. A case in point is the pro-bono agreement that Andhra Pradesh government signed with Singapore in December 2014 to plan the new capital for the state of Andhra Pradesh. The government of Singapore, along with private agency Surbana Jurong, committed to preparing three masterplans for the new smart city of Amravati. Similarly, Indian geospatial industry and government agencies are actively working with their Asian counterparts to provide geospatial content, services and solutions for addressing issues of common concern.
The India Geospatial Business Summit will be an exclusive platform for the Geospatial Industry, Government and User organizations from India to share some of their successes and challenges with their Asian counterparts. It will also be a platform for Asian geospatial professionals to explore possible collaborations with Indian companies and government agencies with respect to geospatial services, solutions and content sharing.