BhubaneswarOne bags Geospatial Excellence Award

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) has been recognised with the “Geospatial Application Excellence Award” for its web-GIS portal “”, on the occasion of Geo-Smart India 2019 event held in New Delhi recently.

Minister of State for External Affairs General Vijay Kumar Singh conferred BSCL the prestigious award. BSCL General Manager Saroj Kumar Swain received the award from General VK Singh. was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in May 2016 as the first project which was implemented under the Bhubaneswar Smart City Project.

Initiated by Geographical Information System (GIS) Branch of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) in collaboration with BSCL, the project was developed by ESRI India, which is the pioneer in development of Geo-Spatial software and application solutions. ESRI India has developed on ArcGIS platform.

ArcGIS platform is mainly used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, sharing and discovering GIS-based information in a range of applications, and managing the database.

The portal publishes a large number of Geo-Spatial data which has been collected from various Government Organisations and Departments like BDA, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Department of Health, Department of Education and same is being hosted in an integrated GIS-based platform for easy use.

Currently, initial phase which is the ‘Citizens Interface’ has been successfully implemented with base maps, datasets like Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) maps, revenue data, Airports Authority of India Zone Maps, Point of Interest data etc and other useful GIS functions for citizens.

BDA is in process of integrating this portal with the Online Building Plan Approval System so that citizen can get the information like applicable NOCs, restrictive development areas, CDP land use, cadastral information, etc.

BSCL shall soon integrate the ICOMC (Intelligent City Operations and Management Center), Smart City Systems, e-Governance applications, etc with for better service delivery and decision making.

It can be mentioned here that the “Geospatial Application Excellence Award” was given for exemplary usage of geospatial tools in various fields like governance, infrastructure, public safety, emergency response, utilities and others.

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