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Cartographic mobile database launched

By Correspondent

MANGALDAI, Feb 29 - The ensuing State Assembly election may turn out to be a high-tech phenomenon, not only for the political parties but also for the officials to be engaged in the mega democratic process.

This was evident from the fact that on Friday, the District Election Department in Darrang district launched an innovative idea called the Cartographic Digital Database (CarDD) based on sophisticated android mobile application, for prompt and accurate exchange of date base from the ground level up-to the highest election conducting authority, on the click of a button on the mobile phone.

The innovative technology, reportedly to be introduced for the first time in the State was ceremonially launched by Manoj Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Darrang with a click on the laptop in a function at the district library auditorium here, in the presence of more than 100 election sector and zonal officials, master trainers and media persons among others.

The cartographic or the drawing map with projection will be the real time satellite view of terrain features like roads, rivers, water bodies, bridges, and any other natural and structural features on the surface of earth on mobile screen (both offline and online). This innovative database will help in coordinating the location (latitudinal and longitudinal) of polling stations with real time satellite view on the mobile screen with finger touch operation. Options to input information or data instantly on mobile screen (for example: pictures, address, phone number, contact person name etc.) will be available on this database. Moreover, the accuracy will be much higher as the database used to locate the polling station in GPS data and not mobile device based GPRS data.

Launching this database developed by the Election District, Mangaldai with the help of a GIS consultant Darrang Deputy Commissioner, Manoj Kumar said that the continuous process of training on proper application of technique for the officials will be carried out to increase their efficiency and earn best results out of it. Earlier Election Officer, Mangaldai Rahul Das explained the objectives of the project. Additional Deputy Commissioners Bidyut Bikash Bhagawati, Nara Narayan Nath, and other officials of the district administration also attended the function.

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