Kerala’s first Active Web Geographical Information System (GIS) service in public domain developed using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) technology was launched here today. The GIS service is launched by the state-run Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K). The service intends to make the dynamic geographical information available in a simplified, open Web interface.
The Website provides dynamic scientific weather information and one-week forecast, which is updated every three hours. The weather information is provided by fallingrain.com, which is layered over Google map. I don’t consider this service as part of GIS! Other than this weather map, I could not find anything really useful to the public in that website. Hopefully they will add something which is really useful for Keralites, for free.
The news states: IIITM-K is actively developing Active Web GIS applications for e-governance applications such as community instrumentation for agrarian prosperity, community-driven cultural heritage portal and trade logistics for farm produce. [via ciol]
According to IIITM-K GIS website, they provides services like, Web GIS – onsite implementation, Dsign and development of web based intelligent spatial applications, community driven Web GIS, spatial intelligence for business applications, Active Geospatial Content Management System (GeoCMS), spatial data generation and management support for Web GIS.