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Esri India’s new GIS Map to provide insights on cyclones

The map is consolidating the information from various authoritative feeds and sources.

New Delhi: Geographic Information System (GIS) Software and Solutions provider Esri India on Tuesday created a map to follow the live path of the cyclone Yass in the Bay of Bengal.

The map is built with ArcGIS Online, Esri’s mapping and analytics system, and provides updates on the weather, wind speed, number of households and population in the area. The map is consolidating the information from various authoritative feeds and sources for an integrated view on the movement and impact of Cyclone Yass.

The Cyclone Yass Live Path GIS Map application would also help in early preparedness in terms of most affected areas, evacuation planning, shelters, and rehabilitation plans so that there is timely action for the safety of life and property.

“The Cyclone Yass Live Path Map is specifically created to provide updates leveraging GIS technology. This will help citizens and organisations involved to prepare and temporarily re-locate to lesser severe areas. At Esri India, our focus is to bring information together from different sources and share in a common GIS platform so that it can help reduce damages and facilitate a collaborative response in saving lives and property,” said Agendra Kumar, Managing Director, Esri India, in a statement.

-IANS

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