Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Search your school, on the Web

Thiruvananthapuram: Students gaining admission to the higher secondary course through the single window system often fret about not having enough information about the school they will be attending for the next two years.

But that worry may soon be a thing of the past. All they will have to do is to log on to a website with a school mapping system to find out the location, distance to the school from home and also the infrastructure in the institution.

The Centre for Advanced Remote Sensing and Environmental Studies (CARE), a newly launched organisation based in the city, has come up with such a school mapping system for Attingal municipality.

Employing remote sensing and GIS technology, the Web-based system was developed as a pilot project. It includes all the information about the 14 government recognised schools in the municipality like the location, year of establishment, distance from junctions to each school, infrastructure and primary requirements like toilets. The information will be hosted in the official website www.mapcare.org, CARE director, T.Jitesh said.

Users can utilise the zoom option to get focussed details of each school. They can query and access the information without using a proprietary software, he explained.

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