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Forestry Department of Odisha Launches First GAGAN-enabled GPS PDA

By [email protected] - 21st September 2016 - 15:40

Sxtreo T51 is the first GAGAN-enabled GPS PDA on Open Source mobile platform, made in India by Stesalit Systems Ltd, made to receive Indian satellite signals from ISRO for improved position accuracy. The Sxtreo T51 PDA was officially unveiled by Forest Minister of Odisha, Bikram Arukh. He said the initiative will go a long way in effective management of forests. With this implementation, GNSS personal digital assistants (PDAs) will help the Forest Department to improve monitoring of forest and wildlife resources management, apart from keeping a tab on the financial accounting. The device, designed for the harsh forest environments, will be used for geospatial validation of forestry accounts and incident reporting with features of foot patrolling, monitoring of poaching and tree-felling, survey and demarcation of forest land. The devices will geotag locations of the carriers and also automatically upload images with financial details of schemes and programmes which are being implemented.