Satellite to keep eye on Chambal, Palpur Kuno sanctuaries
Jan 13, 2011, 05:12 AM IST
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Bhopal: In a bid to check the rising incidents of poaching and keep an eye on the flora and fauna of the two sanctuaries of the state, the government has decided to use satellite to monitor the Chambal and Palpur Kuno region.
The basic field technique, which is used currently, to maintain a log of the region’s vegetation, wildlife does not give the real time data. Therefore, the government has decided to use the Geographical Information System (GIS) Global Positioning System (GPS) for the purpose.
Madhya Pradesh’s leading animal scientist Dr. RJ Rao, who has received training in such satellite monitoring of national reserves from California, said the program ‘ARC Q-9’ is proving to be of great use in protection of the wildlife.
We have used the program to prepare a database of the whole Chambal and Kuno region, said Rao.
What are GPS and GIS techniques
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides reliable location and time information in all weather conditions at all times.
On the other hand, the geographic information system (GIS) or geographical information system is a system that captures, stores, analyses, manages, and presents data that are linked to location(s). In other words, the GIS was born when cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology were merged into one.