IT & GIS in Uttarakhand Forest Department
The Forest Department, Uttarakhand has laid considerable stress on adoption of Information Technology (IT) to fasten decision making and for quick storage and retrieval of data.A brief overview of current status of IT in the Department and the future goals regarding IT is given below:
IT implementation:IT usage in the department has taken off during the past couple of years ago. Broadly speaking, it consists of the following elements
Acquisition of Hardware and Software
About one thousand PCs along with Servers and Printers were acquired from the IT department of Uttarakhand.These computers were deployed at all levels in the forest department (including Forest Range offices).These PCs are enabling the Department in faster and much more efficient collection and storage of information in the form of databases along the hierarchy of offices from range level upwards.Hardware like small sized scanners etc. is also in regular use in the various offices of the Department.Software required for day to day activities such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat (Reader/Writer) have been procured by the department and are in use at almost all levels of the Department where computer facility have been provided. Advance application software’s such as ERDAS IMAGINE (ver9.3), ArcGIS (ver.9.3) & Geomedia (ver 6.0) have also been being used extensively at the IT cell of the department.procured and are being used extensively at the IT cell of the department.