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New Delhi: National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organization (NATMO), under the supervision of the Ministry of Science and Technology, is organizing the 40th INCA International Congress for 3 days from February 10, 2021 in Kolkata. taking into account pandemic situations, this Congress takes place both in physical and virtual mode, taking into account pandemic situations.
Opening the congress, West Bengal Governor Sri Jagdeep Dhankar praised the various activities carried out by NATMO. He highlighted various activities taken for disabled people. The Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA), the only professional body of cartographers and geospatial technologists, was founded on August 7, 1979 in Hyderabad. It has grown into one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world.
Governor of West Bengal Sri Jagdeep Dhankar inaugurating the 40th INCA International Congress in Kolkata
The central theme of the 40th INCA International Congress is “Digital Mapping Innovations in Make India Initiatives”. About 500 experts from across the country as well as abroad attend this congress to present their research-driven findings on the central theme.
Governor of West Bengal Sri Jagdeep releases NATMO publications
The integration of the objectives of science, technology and innovation into national policies contributes to sustained economic and social development. Indian policymakers, to intensify their focus on harnessing technology in various sectors, have made a clear call to stakeholders to bring innovative ideas on crucial issues and segments such as healthcare, food safety, education and the supply chain across the manufacturing space. With the help of digital mapping innovations like “Drone”, “artificial intelligence” is now able to provide more accurate large-scale maps (up to 10cm), meaning that two pixels of the card will represent five cm on the ground. Such maps will help administrators and planners for ground utility projects.
Dr Tapati Banerjee, Director of NATMO and President of INCA, chaired the inaugural program. She said, “Cartography or the science of cartography is as old as human civilization and has played an important role in the activities of mankind since the very beginning of civilization. Cartography, like architecture, is the art, science and technology of producing and reproducing maps. It is one of the means of communication in the nature of graphic design. It is a representation of any segment of spatial reality for the purpose of communicating and transmitting as effectively as possible.
Surveyor General of India and Director General of Geological Survey of India Sri Nabin Tomar said that since ancient times cartographers have been making maps that help travelers and excavate minerals. But today their role is quite large, they also contribute to the preparation of development plans.
NATMO published its publications during this august event.