Why is it in the news?
- Survey of India (SoI) and Genesys International, a leading Indian mapping company, have partnered to create a 3D digital twin-mapping program in India.
- A digital twin is a virtual representation of a real-world entity, including products, processes, people, or locations. It can comprehend and measure its tangible counterparts.
- Digital twins help policymakers understand how infrastructure will operate in various scenarios, such as high-footprint events, population growth, or natural disasters.
- The partnership aims to develop digital twins of major Indian cities and towns by utilizing Genesys’ highly accurate navigable maps.
- Genesys employs a constellation of sensors, and Survey of India’s Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) network provides real-time high-precision positioning data.
|About Survey of India (SoI)
· Established in 1767, SoI is the National Survey and Mapping Organization of India, operating under the Department of Science & Technology.
· It is the country’s oldest scientific department and is responsible for exploring and mapping India’s territory, providing base maps for development, and ensuring the responsible use of resources for national progress and security.
Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) Network
· CORS is capable of providing precise location-based services with centimetre-level positioning accuracy in real-time.
· The Survey of India has established more than 1,000 CORS stations across India as part of its network.