Visakhapatnam, Nov 23 (UNI) The three-day Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA) International Congress on Cartography for Coastal Management concluded, here today.
In the congress the members deliberated upon a wide spectrum of issues ranging from history and education of cartography to cartography for infrastructure development. They also discussed the role of Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensing in coastal resource mapping during the eight technical sessions conducted.
Earlier in the congress, member of the Disaster Management Authority, Prof NVC Menon delivered a lecture dwelling on the aspects of applications of geomatics in disaster management.
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) Director Shailesh Nayak highlighted the importance of remote sensing and the GIS for coastal zone management and the significant role played by the cartographers for generating the accurate database.