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The Status of RS/GIS/GPS Applications in Sri Lanka A Survey of Public, Private and Non Governmental Organisations

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N. T. Sohan Wijesekera ,

University of Moratuwa, LK
About N. T.

Chartered Civil Engineer, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,

BSc Eng. Hons. (Sri Lanka), PG.Dip (Moratuwa), M.Eng. (Tokya), D.Eng. (Tokyo), MICE(UK), FIE(SL)

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T. Chandana Peiris

Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, LK
About T. Chandana

Research Scientist

BSc (Colombo), M. Tec (India), Nat. Dip. Eng. Sc. (Sri Lanka), PG. Dip. Applied Electronics (Colombo), MIET

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Abstract

The modern technology and its tools namely GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing are widely used for planning and management of cities, land use, planning and management of utilities and resources, multipurpose cadastre, e-government, e-municipality, e-commerce and for decision making with respect to the management of many other resource management systems. In most of the developing countries the spatial databases and related information systems have been in place and the associated technologies have been set in place. In case of Sri Lanka spatial resource management had been recognized as very important by many decision makers and as a result attempts have been made to incorporate necessary infrastructure in work places. The present work describes a survey of the present Geoinformatics applications and resource usage status through a questionnaire circulated among organization to capture data to assess the overall scenario corresponding to the Geoinformatics applications. The questionnaire was sent to a total of 67 known public, private and non governmental sector organizations which are carrying out Geoinformatics applications. Survey data were analysed in relation to four indicators collectively representing the overall strength of Geoinformatics Application Status (GAS), of a particular organization. The four component indicators represent the status of an organizations commitment, readiness, competence and the work experience, related to informations applications.
How to Cite: Wijesekera, N.T.S. & Peiris, T.C., (2008). The Status of RS/GIS/GPS Applications in Sri Lanka A Survey of Public, Private and Non Governmental Organisations. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. 41(5), pp.5–17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v41i5.7099
Published on 03 Dec 2008.
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