On April 15, 2020, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (GOI) has created an integrated geospatial platform from the available geospatial datasets, standards-based services and analytic tools which helps in decision making during the present COVID-19 outbreak and supports area-specific strategies to handle the socio-economic impact in the recovery phase.SAHYOG:
i.The mobile application SAHYOG and the web portal (https://indiamaps.gov.in/soiapp/) prepared and managed by Survey of India (SOI), will complement the “AAROGYA-SETU” mobile application launched by the Government of India for contact tracing, public awareness & self-assessment objectives.
ii.This integrated geospatial platform will strengthen the Nation’s health emergency management due to the COVID-19 outbreak and support the socio-economic recovery process through the seamless provision of spatial data, information, and linkage between human, medical, technological, infrastructural and natural resources.
iii.State Spatial Data Infrastructure (SSDI) in Madhya Pradesh (MP), Odisha, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have been providing collateral standards-based geospatial data services to the State and District Level Authorities.
iv.About SDI: Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is a data infrastructure implementing a framework of geographic data, metadata, users and tools that are interactively connected in order to use spatial data in an efficient and flexible way.
About DST (Department of Science and Technology):
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Secretary– Ashutosh Sharma.
About Survey of India (SOI):
The National Survey and Mapping Organization of the country functions under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and it was the oldest scientific department of GOI which was set up in 1767.