Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai
Mumbai, Feb 18: This event was under Atma Nirbhar Bharat which was recently launched by the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi recognising Mangalore Institute of Technology’s Department of Civil Engineering recognised by Atma Nirbhar Bharat. Around 9000 plus from across the nation participated in the event. In the declared results 25 were champions, 175 winners and 478 were notable participants.
The team was led by Dr Jayaprakash M C from the leading team from the department of Civil Engineering secured winning recognition under MAPATHAN 2020-21 (national level collaborative Indian mapping event). The competition was jointly organized by IITB-AICTE MAPATHON.
Link to view results: https://iitb-isro-aicte-mapathon.fossee.in/results
What is Mapathon?
Mapathon is a map-making competition for a specific problem statement. This event was organized jointly by IIT Mumbai, AICTE and ISRO open to all Indians to produce maps using Indian remote sensing data. The primary objective is to understand the potential of Indian remote sensing data and to make maps for Indian regions using free open source mapping software QGIS). The participants will collectively work in a crowdsourcing method for jointly producing thematic maps of India using Indian remote sensing data.
Producing maps for the country using space application moves India towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat and Global GIS hub. It also provides a platform for collaborative problem-solving.