The Government of India has launched National Geographic Information System (NGIS) by Ministry of Earth Sciences. The vision of NGIS is to enable a scientific mapping of the resources, needs and aspirations of beneficiaries and society, especially the most disadvantaged; support sustainable and spatial planning; assist quick and reliable monitoring of plan, implementation and status of development; enable transparent systems for inclusivity of society and support real-time mapping of feed-back and redressed systems. The goal is two-fold:
a. to establish a “NGIS” as a technology platform and,
b. to realize an organizational structure that will be responsible for NGIS system, maintaining and operating the GIS Platform.
To adequately focus, leverage the technology and to cater to the emerging requirements of the application of remote sensing and GIS in various sectors, NGIS initiative is proposed for replication in respective state for establishing the State Geographic Information System. It is therefore proposed to initiate action for establishing the Andhra Pradesh Geo-graphic Management Information System (APGMIS).
Government of Andhra Pradesh utilizes the remote sensing and geographic information system in in various aspect of governance for the planning, implementation and monitoring of different development activities and regulatory activities. The government vide reference (2) read above appointed Andhra Pradesh State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (APSRAC) as the nodal agency for Remote Sensing (RS) & Geographic Information System (GIS) applications related requirements of the departments of the state of Andhra Pradesh. APSRAC has been providing remote sensing and GIS related services to various departments like Irrigation, Panchayat Raj, Fisheries, Agriculture, Rural Development, Mines etc.
After consideration of the issue, government hereby orders for establishment of Andhra Pradesh Geo-graphic Management Information System (APGMIS) with an objective of a new information regime supporting good governance, sustainable development and citizen empowerment through offering GIS decision support services; a state-wide, standardized, seamless and most-current GIS asset for governance, private enterprise and citizens. Andhra Pradesh State Remote Sensing Applications Centre would be responsible for establishment, updating, maintenance of the APGMIS and all matters connected to thereof.
G.O. Ms.No. 28 Dated: 05-08-2013
1) G. O. Ms. No. 213, Energy, Forest, Environment, Science & Technology (S&T) department dated 04-07-1989
2) G. O. Ms. No. 164, Finance & Planning (Plg XVI) Department dated 05-10-1999.