Survey of India's Android app Sahyog, and its website, have been customised to collect COVID-19 specific geospatial data sets via community engagement. The app has been customised to complement the government's contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu, and includes the information parameters the government needs to develop strategy and containment plans for large outbreaks. Survey of India is the government's mapping and surveying and mapping agency, under the Department of Science and Technology. The Survey of India public portal (www.imdiamaps.gov.in), and its app Sahyog, are part of the Integrated Geospatial Platform that the Department of Science and Technology has created, Pankaj Mishra, the Deputy Surveyor General (Technical) at Survey of India, told MediaNama via email. The platform itself will "provide geo-spatial data access for the COVID response like Contact tracing data being provided from Aarogya Setu [sic]," he wrote. While for the…
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