Haryana Election GIS: Making Information Available on Fingertips
eGov|September 2018
Haryana Election GIS: Making Information Available on Fingertips

The entire Haryana Election Geographic Information System (HEGIS) platform has been implemented purely with the support of government agencies and as such, no single private player has been involved at any stage in the entire project implementation, says Ankur Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of Haryana, in conversation with Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN).

Priya Yadav

This is one GIS application that all State Governments will look to emulate at the earliest. Haryana has taken the lead and successfully implemented the Haryana Election Geographic Information System platform for the election department with the support of National Centre of Geo-Informatics (NCoG), Government of India.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has set up NCoG for the development of geo informatics platform. The Chief Electoral Officer of Haryana has utilised this NCoG infrastructure created by government in the development of GIS platform which is available free of cost to all State Government departments.

The Election Department of Haryana has completely digitised and geo referenced all of its available maps and locations pertaining to parliamentary constituencies, assembly constituencies, district blocks, villages, etc, on the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) platform. In addition to the geo enablement of data concerned, the detailed information of various government utilities like polling stations, health facilities, police stations, fire stations are now readily available on the HEGIS portal.

The entire Haryana Election Geographic Information System (HEGIS) platform has been implemented purely with the support of government agencies and as such, no single private player has been involved at any stage in the entire project implementation.

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September 2018