Presentation on theme: "Global to Local or Local to Global?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Global to Local or Local to Global? Ravi GuptaEditor,
2 Who participates in GSDI? Mostly National Level Mapping AgenciesSurveyRemote SensingEnvironmentAgricultureCensus..
3 National Mapping Agencies Work at 1:50,000 or 1:25,000 scalesNot necessarily suitable for local government needsLittle institutional linkages between local governments and NMAsLocal Governments may not necessarily see mapping as an important need
4 New Institutions needed? National Mapping AgencyState Mapping AgencyDistrict Mapping (Agency)?Block Mapping Officer?Village Mapping Officer?
7 Get ‘them’ converted Participatory Resource Mapping KeralaOrrissaFaridabadSindhudurgAny many other similar initiatives
8 Interesting trends Not directly relying on NMAs Public – private participation (due to lack of staff)Not afraid of trying out new ways of doing thingsNew funding mechanismsNew technology
9 Present Scenario Primary / Secondary Data from National Mapping AgenciesPhysicalProcurementNationalGISProgrammesPresent ScenarioCentral/ State/ District GovernmentDissemination / Usability / What next?
10 Data from National Mapping Agencies Central/State/ District Government Primary / SecondaryData from National Mapping AgenciesPhysicalProcurementNationalGISProgrammesInternetCentral/State/ District GovernmentLocal ProjectLocal ProjectLocal ProjectLocal Project
11 Why go local?Local level planning may be best done by locals themselvesNeed of facilitators to help the communityTo get empowered to develop it’s own information baseTo explore it’s own solutionsLong term sustainability of the intervention ensuredThe ‘usage’ of technology may increase manifold if the community is involved in the database development exerciseMaps Applications Usage
12 Local Initiatives Isolated efforts Islands of excellence (or vice-versa)Lack of standard guidelinesMay face problems in future integration with NSDINSDI efforts have to outreach to them
13 Creation of a new community Thinking freshThinking newNot afraid to experimentInnovativeBypass the traditional mindset barriers prevalent in the NMAs
14 Way forward Let them do it on their own No one agency can do all this anywayMore than 1,000 towns still to be mapped!Develop standards and guidelinesDisseminate them wellEncourage ‘them’ to follow these guidelines
15 What does it mean to the NSDI? Decentralised system of development of NSDICan be a win-win modelWill bring a new flavour of new types of people getting into the mapping business