Smart India Hackathon 2018

Ministry : Department of Space (ISRO)
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Problem Statment(s) : 18
Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement In MSS/VSAT Networks a communication software is desired with adaptive codec based voice/video calling feature (adaptation depending on link quality) & that could support voice communication at 2-3 Kbps (including all overheads) while maintaining voice quality of 3-3.5 MOS. In addition to above, the software should also be able to interact with other applications such as browser/e-mail/FTP/messenger etc. at network layer and communicate with VSAT modem using fixed sized packets over Ethernet. Desired Outcome Software with two features a) voice (including low data rate 2-3 Kbps) & video calling b) Interfacing with standard network applications with data segmentation & reassembly Dataset No data will be provided Domain MSS & VSAT Communication Challenge Building application for multimedia & data communication which takes care of segmentation & reassembly of IP packets with minimal overhead and have end to end signaling built into it. Usage MSS & VSAT user applications User MSS & VSAT Networks, Strategic user groups Expected number of users Role of user To validate the software with field trials and adapt the same for various applications. Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Domain Expert(s) Chandra Prakash, Narender Kumar

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement SATCOM networks operate on proprietary data formats, protocols being used by different vendors. In order to effectively utilize the network during emergency, we need to analyze the data after demodulation and isolate the various types of traffic namely voice, video and data. Subsequently we also need to prioritize the data at which is being fed to the VSAT modems as per flexible set of rules, e.g. the voice being given maximum priority, the private data being next and then multimedia data. Data rate surge in low priority services should not affect quality of high priority services. Desired Outcome Software with two features a) analysis and isolation of voice, video, other data from network stream b) priority based multiplexing of voice, video & data from various sources Dataset https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain VSAT Communication Challenge Analysis of the received data post demodulation and isolating different types of traffic. Subsequently designing a lightweight gateway software which can decipher/analyze data from multiple sources and assigns them priority as per flexible set of rules which can be changed by administrators. Usage VSAT analysis & monitoring applications, VSAT Hub User VSAT Networks, Strategic user groups Expected number of users Role of user To validate the software and adapt the same for various applications. Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Domain Expert(s) Chandra Prakash, Narender Kumar

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement Currently remote sensing imagery gathered by UAVs, drones or other low altitude unmanned flying vehicles suffer from some limitations like: • No redundancy – only one vehicle used to acquire images. If it fails then the whole activity is rendered useless • Resolution/image capture range limited to view capabilities of vehicle i.e. the vehicle can only capture images of a fixed maximum area say 1km x 1km • Inability to view targets from multiple angles simultaneously in a single flight • Manual control is restricted to line of sight operation i.e. the vehicle can only be controlled if there is an unobstructed line of sight between the vehicle and the controller To resolve these problems, we can devise a system that incorporates multiple UAV vehicles in a master slave fashion (only one master, any vehicle can be assigned as master). Following are the details: • Redundant operation is possible due to presence of multiple vehicles even if one fails, then others are there to act as backups • High resolution possible due to combined resolution of master and slaves (by maintaining fixed/variable separation) that is to say where one vehicle could only capture images of say 1km x 1km, multiple vehicles together can capture 1km x 5km thus increasing the range of image capture as an example • Multilook/Multiangle acquisition possible for given targets i.e. the same target can be simultaneously photographed from more than one angle. This can help in 3D image generation • In case the master (or for that matter any of the vehicles) goes out of line of sight control during manual operation due to presence of trees/buildings etc., then another vehicle (in LoS) can be made the master and the ‘unreachable’ vehicle can be controlled through the new master Desired Outcome A UAV formation flying simulation that can address the above mentioned limitations of single UAV operation and perform a successful fly through over a given area Dataset SRTM or ASTER digital elevation maps can be provided for a given region to generate the terrain over which the formation flying simulation is to be carried out ( https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/) Domain Software development (desktop based) Challenge Formulating a technique to arrange and operate simulated UAVs in a master slave fashion Usage Massively increasing the capabilities of UAV image acquisition process. The same concept can be extended to satellites if a software simulation proves valid (of course with certain constraints). Generation of (stereo) 3D object maps using multi-angle image pairs (currently not available) User Scientists Expected number of users 100 Role of user Use the software to propose actual UAV firmware that can perform the desired outcome in the field Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) None available for this problem domain in India Domain Expert(s) Dr. Dibyajyoti Chutia d.chutia@nesac.gov.in Shri Siddhartha Bhuyan siddhartha.bhuyan86@gmail.com Shri Nilay Nishant nilaynishant@gmail.com

Problem Statement The raw remote sensing/optical imagery captured by UAVs almost always needs to be processed for generating a region panorama using image stitching. The image stitching procedure generally involves various steps namely: • Feature detection for finding correspondences between images so that they may be considered for alignment • Image calibration for removing optical defects such as distortions, chromatic aberrations etc. • Image registration that involves feature matching to determine optimal alignment features • Image blending that involves executing the adjustments figured out in the calibration stage, combined with remapping of the images to an output projection However, these images are typically of gigantic sizes due to which processing them takes a significant amount of time and hardware based computational resources. This leads to cumulative delays in preparation of the imagery data in a format that is useful for scientific or public use. Thus after determining those steps which do not have dependencies on the other steps of processing, the images can be divided into chunks of small size (say a few KBs) and these can be distributed among the devices owned by common people such as smartphones, or even desktops. An app/software will utilize the resources of the mobile or desktop to perform processing on the small image chunk and send the results back to the servers. At the server end, the processed chunks are assembled together to get the final output for that processing stage. Desired Outcome Panorama constructed from unstitched UAV images utilizing algorithms that have to work in a distributed fashion to produce the final image Dataset Unstitched UAV images acquired for the North East Indian region will be provided https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Software development (app and desktop based) Challenge Expansion of existing image stitching techniques to work in a distributed environment and formulation of algorithms for the same Usage Provides a very easy way of distributing the work/effort required to process huge UAV images. Saves on the IT infrastructure upgradation costs. Inclusion of the common people’s resources in solving scientific problems giving the space research infrastructure unparalleled power and practically infinite resources. Can be extended to other image processing tasks like image segmentation/classification, interferometric analysis etc. User Common people/scientists Expected number of users 100 – 300 Role of user To download and install the app/software on one’s electronic computing device like Android mobile or desktop PC so as to become a participating compute node that would do its part in contributing to the panorama construction Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) None available for this problem domain in India Domain Expert(s) Dr. Dibyajyoti Chutia d.chutia@nesac.gov.in Shri Siddhartha Bhuyan siddhartha.bhuyan86@gmail.com Shri Nilay Nishant nilaynishant@gmail.com

Problem Statement Ka band satellite signals are highly attenuated by rain. For a satellite signal, extended from the ground receiver to the satellite, the total attenuation is the path integral of the specific attenuation (attenuation per unit length) along the path under the rain height. The specific attenuation profile, in turn, is dependent upon the path profile of the rain rate. However, it is practical to measure the rain rates at only one location. Since the rain rate is spatially variable, this point measurement of rain rate cannot be readily used for estimating the total rain attenuation for a signal path. The problem expects development of a statistical function for the path profile of rain rate as a function of the given point rain rate and the total rain attenuation over the path in a definite frequency. This may be done for any particular location of the satellite and ground receiver over Indian region. The expression for specific attenuation in terms of the rain rate will be provided. The event wise spatial variation of rain rate, available in the open sources may be used to obtain the directional spatial correlation for such modelling. Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain SATCOM Link Designing Challenge The challenge lies in appropriately functionalizing the direction and location sensitive rain rate profiles for given rain point rain rate and finding out the appropriate statistics. Usage By ISRO in modeling rain attenuation over satellite links for designing links for Ka band Satellite Communication systems. User ISRO, VSAT Operators No. of users Role of user To validate the model and use it in system design for Ka Band Satcom system. Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Not known Domain Expert Dr. Rajat Acharya, Dr. Randhir Singh

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement Navigation receivers for GPS, NavIC etc. use known satellite positions and ranges from these satellites to receivers to determine its position and time. The current position estimation algorithm uses linearization technique for such estimation, which considers only first order variations of range and solves using iterative operation. Further, the ranges measured at the receivers are contaminated by the common receiver clock bias. This demands additional mandatory requirement of finding the clock bias while solving for position. A new algorithm for estimating receiver position may be developed which uses differences in ranges from different satellites to the receiver (rather than using absolute ranges). Differencing the ranges obtained from two different satellites at the same instant will eliminate the clock error from the variables used for estimation. The algorithm should (i) estimate the unknown receiver coordinates without any approximation, (ii) provide variances in the estimation process in terms of variances in range measurements. Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Satellite Navigation Service Challenge The challenge lies in selecting the optimal way for handling the consequent three dimensional hyperbolic equations with minimum operations and without making the process computation intensive. Usage In the NavIC receivers, as an improved alternative to current position estimation algorithm User NavIC receiver designers (ISRO, Private Vendors, Academic Institutes) No. of users 20-25 Role of user To explore usage of Alternate PVT Algorithm Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Not Known Domain Expert Dr. Rajat Acharya

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement The Indian satellite navigation systems include the regional primary navigation system, NavIC and the augmentation system, GAGAN. These systems use message based signal structure, where every message transmitted is fixed in length and has its own identified message ID. Apart from carrying the navigation messages, the currently unused message IDs may be used for transmitting text information for the purpose of disaster warning, location based services etc. Further, the information may be geofenced. A geo-fence is a virtual perimeter for a real geographic area. The use of a geo-fence is called geofencing. A location-aware device can be geofenced such that it is able to read and display a transmitted message only within a given defined boundary. This facility is disabled on the receiver exiting the geo-fence. This project involves development of framework for total end to end information flow with geofencing facility. It should include (i) the data structuring in the message, (ii) message priority estimation, (ii) selection of appropriate encryption, (iii) authentication techniques, etc. (iv) Further, a software module to be developed that identifies, decrypts and displays the text information, with a simulated structured message as input. The geofence boundary will be provided such that the decryption ability will toggle inside and outside of it. Deliverable A full fledge application which demonstrates end to end message dissemination in controlled manner. Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Satellite Navigation services Challenge The challenge lies in proper selection of the key steps in designing a message structure, like data formatting, choice of encryption protocol, optimized placement of key elements in the message, etc. Also, precisely estimating the inclusion/exclusion within the geofence and enabling the key sensitive to the geo location is also challenging. Usage Dissemination of important information, to different categories of users based upon their locations. Therefore, key use will be for disaster warning applications and LBS. User ISRO,Strategic Users, General Public No. of users Role ISRO to validate the scheme for NavIC . Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Domain Experts Dr. Rajat Acharya, Atul Shukla

Problem Statement Presently many satellite data centres have large number of satellite image repository and it is difficult to catalog them on the basis of different classes/themes. So it is imperative to develop algorithms in order to query them on the basis of themes and further rank them according to feature similarity Desired Outcome Rank all the input images on the basis of their similarity ranking w.r.t (i) burnt area and (ii) water body Challenge Storage of satellite imageries in the DBMS and along with image contents in the form of feature vector is a big challenge Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ User No. of users Role of user Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Domain Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri P.A. Verma

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement Garbage estimation specially at household collection center is time consuming task and requires human resources to manage the logistics. An automatic tool for estimating garbage from the uploaded garbage pics through crowdsourcing will be helpful for the swachh bharat app developed by IIRS(ISRO) for logistic management. Desired Outcome Real time total volume estimation from the sample garbage site through mobile app solution Challenge Image understanding to measure from unstructured data like image. How to extract volume from two overlapping photographs. Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ User No. of users Role of user Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Domain Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri Ashutosh Kumar Jha

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement Location based services (LBS) serves to provide information to the mobile user based on their current location using onboard GPS on the mobile device. Mostly these services are provided online i.e. depends on the Internet and thus have limited use in case of limited connectivity. One of the desired functionality in such apps is identifying shortest path between two locations. Desired Outcome Android based LBS Mobile App providing routing functionality using any algorithm for computing the shortest path (based on distance) between two user defined points (locations). Challenge This project involves developing offline LBS mobile app (Android) using FOSS4G tools for finding shortest path. Datasets Sample dataset is provided. https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ User No. of users Role of user Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Domain Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri Kapil Oberai

Problem Statement 1. At present there are so many villages in the country which are not connected with metaled roads. 2. For providing better road transport facility and to access village resources for economic development in a better way, the connectivity of every eligible village through all-weather roads is very much required. 3. Rural road connectivity is a critical component in the socio-economic development of rural India by providing access to amenities like transport, education, health, marketing, etc. 4. There is a nationwide centrally sponsored scheme of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India namely ‘Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) (http://pmgsy.nic.in)’. In this yojana, the officials of Ministry of rural development are selecting un-metaled roads between villages and nearest district/state highways as per the proposals of Gram Pradhan or block development officer but not using Technology for selecting these un-metaled roads (which are to be converted into metaled roads) for optimization of total road length and hence the government expenditure. 5. Geospatial technology has tremendous potential to tackle such road transportation networking problems. 6. This problem aims to connect all eligible unconnected villages (currently connected through kuccha/un-metaled roads) in the country through metaled roads in GIS environment. Desired Outcome 1. A GIS Tool of Minimum Spanning Tree Problem for optimal solution of PMGSY. 2. Customization of the above GIS tool with any open source GIS software. Optimal solution with respect to minimum road length along with proper connectivity of all unconnected villages with the nearest connected village or district/state highway. Challenge 1. Extraction of all Kachha/Un-metaled Roads from every unconnected village to other nearby villages or district/state/national highways using Satellite Data 2. Data design and editing for the solution of the problem. 3. Understanding the network algorithms and computer programming for connecting unconnected villages with metaled roads. 4. GIS Tool development in open source software using optimal network Algorithm 5. Testing and validation of results Datasets 1. https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ (Example data of Road Network and Villages Locations) 2. http://pmgsy.nic.in (PMGSY guidelines) 3. http://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in (Satellite Data) User 1. Officials of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India are responsible for implementing PMGSY in the rural India. These officials need to identify the un-metaled roads between eligible unconnected villages and nearest connected village or district/state highways in order to minimize the total roads construction length and thus total government money. 2. The villagers are also facing many problems while travelling or transporting crops from their villages to other destinations/markets. No. of users Role of user Tool Developer and Analyst Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) 1. Currently there is no readymade solution for this problem 2. Few tools have been developed using network algorithm to find out the solution of minimum spanning tree problem over graphs. Domain Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri Hari Shankar

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement Advancement of Location based services (LBS), IOT (internet of things) and ubiquitous computing devices and high temporal and spatial resolution satellite data acquisition has started flooding enormous data. In order to analyze these data in GIS environment, the challenge is for faster execution of complicated GIS algorithms and tools. There are many GIS tools which cannot directly handle large size spatio-temporal data due to limited memory. To handle large size data, first data is stored in database and then it is accessed by the GIS tools. Access is usually made faster by making indexing in the database. Efficient indexing technique for spatial-temporal data would in fact can reduce the execution time of these programs many folds. In GIS there are two kind of data- Raster Data (Images) and Vector Data (Geometry). Vector data can be of point, line and polygon. Indexing technique should be able to handle point, line and polygon. Should be optimized at least for point data. If possible, should be extendable to support Raster (Student may design different indexing technique for raster and vector data). Desired Outcome • A program library (or API) to create in memory spatio-temporal index on geospatial data. o Optimized for nearest neighbor and Intersection search in Space-time domain. o Should support multi-dimensional (dimensions excluding space and time) indexing • Example program in python (preferable) using the developed API and comparing the results o using spatio-temporal data with and without using index o using spatio-temporal data with respect to using RTree index (only spatial index) o using only spatial data with and without index • using only spatial data with respect to using RTree index Challenge • Most of the spatial database have efficient indexing technique developed for handling spatial data and attribute data. Challenge is to develop single indexing for both space and time. • Most of the GIS tools are designed to access data directly from the source file like (tiff image, GML, csv or .shp file). Challenge is to design/implement in-memory indexing technique for spatio-temporal data, so that it can be directly incorporated into existing GIS algorithms. Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ User GIS User doing analysis and data mining over spatio-temporal data No. of users Role of user Analyst Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Rtree (please refer link for details http://toblerity.org/rtree/) support spatial data type but don’t support time. Domain Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri K Shiva Reddy

Problem Statement Assume that a satellite is moving on a L1-halo orbit of Sun-Earth system in CRTBP. Due to perturbation forces satellite will not follow the reference trajectory as initial halo orbits are designed with simplified mathematical models. Due to this, satellite deviates from the reference trajectory path and to overcome this situation a station keeping strategy is required which can keep the satellite within the desired torus. So a mathematical tool is required to plane the maneuver strategy with optimal (minimum) fuel consumption. The reference orbit is provided in the form of data file. Actual orbit can be obtained by introducing some perturbations in the position and velocity of the satellite at some instant and then propagating the state in future by using the new perturbed state as the initial position and velocity. Desired Outcome A mathematical tool to provide the L1 point halo orbit station keeping strategy. Dataset Provided Domain Interplanetary Trajectory Challenge Algorithm design Usage For Aditya mission User ISRO SATELLITE CENTRE, ISTRAC and other Space Agencies. Expected number of users 10 Role of user To use it for designing transfer trajectory to L1 point as a software tool Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Not Available with ISRO Domain Expert(s) Jai Kumar

Problem Statement Assume that a satellite is revolving around Earth in a 200 200 km circular parking orbit. Our objective is to transfer the satellite from the Earth parking orbit to Sun-Earth L1-halo orbit. Stable manifolds of halo orbits provide a natural way to transfer the satellite but it takes more time than the desired time and also does not pass to the desired altitude. Like by using manifolds the transfer trajectory takes around 328 days from Earth parking orbit to halo orbit. Hence it is desired to apply some other mathematical tool to design the transfer trajectory. Differential corrector with manifolds can be a suitable way to design the transfer trajectory. A circular restricted three body problem model can be considered for this study. A transfer trajectory is provided in the form of data file. But this trajectory passes at an altitude of around 5100 km from the Earth surface. Hence it need to correct to pass at an altitude of 200 km to touch the desired parking orbit. Desired Outcome A mathematical tool to provide the L1 point halo orbit transfer trajectory. Dataset Provided Domain Interplanetary Trajectory Challenge Algorithm design Usage For Aditya mission User ISRO SATELLITE CENTRE, ISTRAC and other Space Agencies. Expected number of users 10 Role of user To use it for designing transfer trajectory to L1 point as a software tool Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Not Available with ISRO Domain Expert(s) Jai Kumar

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement ISRO has archival of time series of various satellite data in the form of time-stamped images. An efficient mechanism is to be developed to view an animation of time series of satellite data by the users is required. User can choose the start and end time / date and able to visualize its animation over the internet with different speeds of animation. Desired Outcome Customized animation over internet Datasets http://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/animation Domain Software development Challenge Development of light weight animation over the internet with a smooth transition of images Usage Useful on ISRO web portals of Bhuvan, MOSDAC and VEDAS User Public and Decision makers No. of users 500 Role of user Customised Visualisation of animation Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Current solutions are not providing smooth animation for large number of images. Domain Expert(s) Shashikant A Sharma, Markand P. Oza

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement Extract and Organize the regional text in the community assets Photographs -With an emphasis on transparency and accountability various ministries under Government of India have taken initiative of geo tagging the respective assets. While geo tagging the assets the latitude, longitude, photograph and other important attributes are being captured. -However, there is additional information of immense value embedded in the photographs in Regional Languages which are currently not used in decision making process due to lack of automated system for extraction & organizing the information embedded in the photograph. Desired Outcome -The Solution shall comprise an automatic (1) identification of the regional language. 3 Languages shall be attempted. English, Hindi & any one Regional Language of Team’s Choice (2) detection and extraction of text within the images (3) Organization of the extracted info. in a structured manner & Linking with the geographic coordinates Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Computer Vision, Image to Text Conversion (E.G) Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Challenge Automatic language identification, extraction and Organizing the information Usage To enrich the Community Assets Inventory which is an important input in Developmental Planning User Public, Decision Makers and Panchayat Raj Institutions Expected No. of concurrent users Extraction will be scheduled offline on the allotted directory of photographs uploaded by the user, during geo-tagging. Role of user -To schedule the execution of the automated solution on the allotted directory of photographs uploaded by the user during geo-tagging Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Not Available Domain Expert(s) Vijaya Banu. A, Uday Raj

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement Analyze, Prioritize and Advise on selection of a GP for Adoption -Having proven successful stories under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana which promotes the citizens of the country to adopt a village and work along with the community at the grass root level towards development of the villages, Member of Parliament, Academic Institutions, IT Professionals, Industries, NRIs, NGOs and Individual volunteers are working to achieve the above mentioned goal in a participatory manner. -Currently the selection of GP for adoption is done manually. -Hence there is a need of an automated solution to rank the GPs based on various developmental indicators integrating the available datasets, enabling the volunteers to select a most backward GP for adoption. Desired Outcome -The Solution shall include (1) development of a novel approach to analyze the spatial datasets available for the GPs to understand the existing geographical, demographic, terrain profile and land-use pattern of the GP, agriculture & production practices, availability & accessibility of the basic amenities, opportunities in achieving sustainable development goals, access to rights and entitlements, literacy, health, hygiene, sanitation, natural resource, safe drinking water & sustainable livelihood opportunities, reach of ICT etc. (2) Development of GP development index (3) Ranking the GPs based on the indices towards adoption and (4) assess the developmental status & performance in implementation of welfare and development program. Datasets Towards effective utilization of space technology & application for Gram Panchayat Developmental Planning and Monitoring, NRSC, ISRO with the collaborators has generated Satellite Images, thematic maps including drainage, road, rail, land use land cover and slope, etc, geo-tagged community assets at Gram Panchayat Level for the entire country. One complete set of datasets available within ISRO for a selected GP will be provided. https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Geographic Information System, Spatial Analytics and Data Mining Challenge Integration of available information from varied sources and developing a practical GP development index Usage This solution shall also be an input to comprehensive Gram Panchayat Development Plan. User Public, Decision Makers and Panchayat Raj Institutions Expected No. of concurrent users 500 Role of user -To explore, access and analyze the developmental status of a GP -To prioritize a GP for development – To analyze and plan for the development of GPs Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Comprehensive solution is not Available Domain Expert(s) Vijaya Banu. A, Uday Raj

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement:Speak and Listen to your Gram Panchayat Assistant in Indian Language. -Voice Enabled Applications improve the accessibility of the applications to different target groups, convenience and easy usage. In addition to this the support for regional language facilitates users to communicate and understand in their native language thus inviting a larger audience for application. -Government of India made an announcement mandating support for 22 Indian languages on all phones sold in India from July 2017 onwards -At Present only menu driven geo-portals are available to access the datasets, analyze a Gram Panchayat and generate plans for the development -This approach may reduce the accessibility & usability of the application and hence may miss a group of potential and intended users. Desired Outcome A Mobile Phone based software system which can listen and speak to the user in any one of the Indian Language and provides insights about a Gram Panchayat in GIS Domain. The Query and Responses related to GP developmental planning, to be implemented in the solution are as given below but shall not be limited to: -User: Go to Gram Panchayat Ambala. The Assistant navigates to Ambala on Map and responds – User: What is the Population of Ambala GP. The Assistant says that the Total Population is n. Male Population is n and Female Population is n. – User: What is the Area of Gram Panchayat. The Assistant answers n km2. – User: How many Schools are in Ambala GP. The Assistant answers n. – User: Which is the nearest school for the settlement Balapur. The Assistant answers XY School which is 1 km from the Balapur Settlement. – User: In education sector show me the gaps in Ambala GP. Assistant: Ideally 3 Schools should be there. There is a gap of one school. – User: Which is the optimal location to build the school. Assistant: Navigates to the location in the map after successful analysis of the data. -The Above shall be in any one of the Indian Language Datasets Towards effective utilization of space technology & application for Gram Panchayat Developmental Planning and Monitoring, NRSC, ISRO with the collaborators has generated Satellite Images, thematic maps including drainage, road, rail, land use land cover and slope, etc, geo-tagged community assets at Gram Panchayat Level for the entire country. One complete set of datasets available within ISRO for a selected GP will be provided. https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Automatic Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Digital Signal Processing, Geographic Information System & Mobile Application Development Challenge Implementing Speech recognition techniques & App development in any one of the Indian local languages in GIS domain. Usage This will extend the reach of the solutions, built using Space Technology and Application for GP development. User Public, Decision Makers and Panchayat Raj Institutions Expected No. of concurrent users 500 Role of user -To explore, access and understand about GP -To analyze and plan for the development of GPs -To Monitor the Developmental Activities of the GP Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Not Available Domain Expert(s) Vijaya Banu. A, Uday Raj