Geoinformatics: A blend of geospatial information technologies for regional development
Dr. Madan Mohan
Geoinformatics is a science dealing with the geospatial information, principally informatics, acquisition systems and digital data processing. There are many disciplines and techniques which are constituting to the geoinformatics namely, geomatics, geodesy, photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartography, global navigation and positioning satellite systems, decision support systems, and Web-GIS for mapping. So, the geoinformatics is the integration of different disciplines dealing with geospatial information and technologies. The new technological revolution impacted to the functionality of geoinformatics, especially in many disciplines which were progressed rapidly over recent past like processing of observations to the GIS, DSS, and expert systems.
Geoinformatics technology provides the emphasis for community involvement on a large scale for testing to enhance and retain earth sciences research for the betterment of the humanity. So, the spatial and non-spatial information storage into digital form and the interlinkages between them can be made on the basis of geographic proximity. The data availability from different geographical regions can often proposes for new insights and explanations of the world. Such interconnection are often possible with the help of Geoinformatics which is playing a vital role in understanding and managing earth resources for sustainable development. So, the high-quality education and professional oriented training in geoinformatics will definitely open large avenues for job opportunities at the local, regional and global levels for the regional development and planning.