GIS & Remote Sensing For Data Centres

Optimizing Data Centers with GIS & Remote Sensing: Mapping the Path to Efficiency Enhancing Sustainability and Performance through Geospatial Insights

India as a country has been progressing at a quite rapid speed when it comes to its technological advancement, from investing in the development of smart cities to the launching of Chandrayaan-3 the whole world is a witness to India’s hard work and dedication. The technology which has revolutionized India in the past few years is Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS), without the technological development of GIS in our country we wouldn’t have been able to see the mass growth in various sectors of our economy. Geographical Information System is a system that helps in collecting, mapping, storing, analyzing, and managing all the activities taking place on the geography of Earth, this system provides us with location-based data with its whole descriptive details. Remote Sensing is an essential part of GIS, in remote sensing we first, acquire the spatial in pictorial form. Usually, we capture the spatial data through Satellite Image Acquisition- in which we use a sensor that is usually mounted on a very high platform or use drones to capture a smaller area, then we proceed to its interpretation and analysis. The final element of the remote sensing process is achieved when we compile the information extracted from the imagery about the target in the form of hard copy maps, digital files, and tables which are then merged with other layers of information using the Geographical Information System. All this data is saved in the form of databases which are saved in the form of tables, organisations keep these data stored in full security in their data centers.

GIS and Remote Sensing serve as a major help in the preservation of the crucial spatial for the entire globe, it uses any information affiliating with location like longitudes, latitudes, and pin codes. This system helps in the acquisition of the geographical makeup of a location like the types of vegetation, presence of water, the texture of land, and the location of various buildings, playgrounds, farms, factories, and houses with the help of visual interpretation. All this information is interpreted and then displayed in the form of maps in order to depict how they all relate to each other, we can also use GIS to compare and show statistical data such as the income of a people under a certain geographical area, population, age, sex, education and etc. For a little example, we can utilize this technology in the mapping of the health of a River by marking those areas which are acting as sources of pollution, or the construction of a road in a highly snow-covered area by using remote sensing to detect the temperature of the land. With Geographical Information System we can map the changes taking place in a certain region over a span of time, this helps in the observation of global warming, the change in moisture and air movement. GIS is a beautiful combination of showing both the geographical location and the information stored about the location altogether, for example, we can select a colony and find out the number of residents living there. GIS is already widely used in India in various sectors, but the future of GIS in this country seems very optimistic, the more digital this country gets the more organizations and governments will depend on this technology. With all the investment in the development of smart cities in India, it is easy to assume how GIS will play a key part in the planning and development of it as it is a very less time-consuming and cost-effective way with way less labor. Using GIS in the planning and designing of transportation networks, infrastructure, and its management will give us a fast result with few chances of error. India is a country already prone to many environmental disasters it relies heavily on this technology to safely evacuate people and post recovery, researchers use GIS for risk assessment of disaster-prone areas to prevent any major loss during a calamity. It is also vital for agriculture practices in India, GIS can help in determining and comparing the status of nutrients present in the soil and help with water management. This data can help farmers to avoid the unnecessary application of fertilizers and pesticides and avoid wastage of water, also with the help of remote sensing farmers can use drone technology to spray pesticides on their crops which will cut off some labor work for them. Many researchers and scientists use GIS for the determination and eradication of pollutants present in many water bodies in India, from Ganga to the Yamuna most of the rivers in Indian cities have been corrupted by the mass exploitation of them. GIS-based monitoring of these rivers provides a very visual and 3D view of their quality status, helping the researchers in constructing a very accurate model of their quality to take suitable actions. Apart from these few examples, GIS monitoring is being used in several other things, including the conservation of wildlife, Urban planning, management and extraction of Natural Resources, Preservation of groundwater reservoirs, Archaeology, Agriculture, promoting tourism, Healthcare, and Research.

Geographical Information System is something that is still being researched and will continue to become more advanced, as for India this field is somewhat still relatively new, even though it was being used at a primary level in major projects. But, now with advancements in technology becoming the new currency of world domination India doesn’t want to stay behind the race. In the last 5 years, the dependability of this technology has increased at a rapid speed making it a field with enormous scope with colossal development in the coming years for this country, with a good supply of resources this field has the ability to become one of the topmost professional choices in the coming years. Vuenow will be using this system for satellite navigation programs for the interconnectivity of data centres in the coming years.