NSDI Present Status

  1. DST constituted a Task Force with Surveyor General of India as Chairman and then Brig now Major General Dr Siva Kumar as Head of NSDI along with NRDMS on 30 October 2000.

  2. NSDI strategy was adopted in 2001.

  3. NSDI Metadata Standards-version 1 released.

  4. NSDI Exchange(NSDE)-version 1 released.

  5. As on date 17 Nodal Agencies are affiliated to NSDI who are major contributors to NSDI development.

  6. NSDI has developed and maintained standard digital collection of spatial data by bringing in standardisation to the total process of format conversion,access and inter-operability.

  7. Two courses have recently been concluded successfully at NSDI to increase the awareness of the importance of metadata which is going to be published on India Geo-Portal.

  8. India Geo-Portal launched on 22 December 2008 by Shri Kapil Sibal, the then Hon'ble Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences,Govt. of India.

  9. With launch of India Geo-Portal,NSDI has become the first govt. agency to host OGC compliant metadata on the web which will be helpful in planning for development activities of the nation as such.

  10. The Geo-Portal includes OGC compliant Web-services: WMS,WRS,CS-W.It will facilitate nodal agencies to uplink their metadata,Product-catalogue and other services through an SSO 128 bit encryption based secured communication.

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