Assam launch it’s first Digital map to detect Forest areas
Assam first digitalized map has been launched during the 62nd wildlife week celebrations. The map is based on the Geographic information system (GIS) software that will help determine the terrains of the forest areas in Assam. The map has been launched by Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma during wildlife week celebrations. The map has been prepared by the forest department as per the government notifications.
Assam State has a total of 27673 Sq. Km. area under forests which includes 5 national parks 20 wildlife sanctuaries, 3 tiger reserves, 2 biosphere reserves and 2 world heritage sites in Assam. All of these areas consist of different topographical areas and terrain.
“The map created has the over views and GPS coordinates of the boundaries of the forest areas, reserve forests, national parks and other forest areas. The description and information about the areas updated in the map.”
The forest areas don’t match with one another and so this map will be very helpful to the forest officials in conserving, knowing and protecting the forest areas better. Every topographical detail about the forest has been updated in the map and it has been based on the GIS software and will soon be accessible for use.”
The map will no doubt be helpful in the conservation of the forest but it is also a matter of concern if the map notifies about the encroached areas of the forest areas as well.”