Digital Bangladesh is one of the nation's dreams, and so special emphasis is given on the application of digital technologies to realize Vision 2021, which we commonly call Digital Bangladesh. In spite of several bottlenecks and limitations, works are in progress for the realization of Digital Bangladesh. Several projects for digitalization have been completed and a big number of projects are under progress. The nation now, with over approx. 12 core mobile subscribers and 4.3 core Internet subscribers, enjoys the fruits of digitization in numerous areas of activities. The ultimate objective is to make more and more services available at the doorsteps of the people with increased digitalization where possible.
The government emphasized on four elements of "Digital Bangladesh Vision" which are human resource development, people involvement, civil services and use of information technology in business.
The ministry is currently taking many initiatives to digitalize different services to make it more efficient
available, relevant and persistent. LGED intends to share infrastructure planning & development related
information and collect feedback from the stakeholders online. In this regard, LGED along with ministry is trying to overcome all the barriers and spread the e-services throughout the country. Already there is mentionable progress of LGED in ICT. However, the current rank and status in comparison with other countries and the rapid development of ICT, the involvement of ICT in LGED activities should be expanded in order to ensure reliability& transparency. Among other initiatives, development of GIS based rural infrastructure survey mobile app and web based control panel is a unique step for geo data collection and map generation of LGED roads, bridges etc.
Despite the goal of making data collection process more effective, easy and quickest way, mobile based geo-computing applications are a means to control data quality during data collection. Mobile GIS tools can support data quality through functions that control simultaneously the data entered by field surveyors. Semantic integrity of the database can be achieved through semantic plausibility controls that avoid occurrence of inconsistency.
The GIS based rural infrastructure survey mobile app allows field surveyors to capture latitude and longitude data continuously while survey a road by any transportation media. It also allows to capture geo-tagging image as well as other information of any feature during survey. The user is able to view capture images and surveyed road layer from both mobile app and web application for effective decision support activities.
Benefits of Development of GIS based rural infrastructure survey mobile app and web based control panel:
- Geo-referenced information preservation and dynamic road’s map creation
- Centralized GIS system for more visibility on road and surrounding infrastructure
- Efficient revenue generation by identifying the un-assessed property using captured infrastructure image
- Improves urban planning using GIS system
- GIS map can be access by other department using web site
- Geo-referenced map enables monitoring of real time data capturing form ground using GPS/Mobile technology