Calicut University exploits GIS info

Kozhikode, August 10 2015: Calicut University will be the first university in  Kerala, to have a geographic information system (GIS) of its own, reports  Deccan Chronicle.
The GIS system is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial and geographical data of the University.  The system would be useful while envisaging and planning various projects for the University.
The system, designed by the University Computer Science department,  has just been launched. It would help the students locate a building and also contribute immensely to the engineering and instrumentation engineering departments while planning construction and identifying vacant spaces in the varsity.
The GIS system uses Openstreet Map for the purpose of mapping with the help of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun.
The data for the GIS has been collected with the help of Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Centre and Estate Office departments. In the second phase, the GIS will cover off centres of the varsity and affiliated colleges