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July 1st, 2014
Indian Scientists Tap Into Geoinformatics for Mapping Natural Hazards

is yet to recover from the massive rain-triggered floods that left thousands dead last year and exposed the gaps in disaster management strategies. Now Indian scientists have devised sophisticated satellite-based and computer-centric technologies to map potential natural hazards to aid in disaster mitigation. Geoinformatic tools (the application of technology to geographical sciences) such as remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) were successfully put to use by researchers at the Jadavpur University’s School of Oceanography here to scientifically analyse and prepare zonation maps of Bihar. Read More