India’s largest and fastest growing startup engine T-Hub, has announced the launch of ‘GIS Innovation Hub’ (GIH) for startups in Hyderabad. GIH is powered by ESRI India (Environmental System Research Institute), which is India’s leading geographical Info System. The facility was inaugurated by Mr. Jack Dangermond, Co-founder, President and CEO, ESRI Inc.
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map. This enables people to easily see, analyze, and understand patterns.
Geographic Information System provides information that will help making better decisions using geographical map and will help to solve complex analysis with ease. The GIS helps to Capture, Analysis and present special information through maps.
There are other map based services like Google Maps, Bing Maps etc which only provide the information about the place, but not about their statistics. Studies have shown that the usage of GIS have resulted into saving which has been from 10 – 30 percent on overall expenses and operations including reduction in fuel usage, staff time, improved customer service, and more efficient scheduling in the different field.
The 3 Year startup program will be in the environment of T-Hub. This will influence the power of GIS through ESRI India. They will also provide free access to Esri’s ArcGIS (ArcReader). They will also provide training and technical support for GIH to make the product understandable and easy to use.
Mr. Agendra Kumar, president of ESRI India said “Esri’s vision is to enable transformation and our start-up program helps realize this vision. Through Esri’s flagship ArcGIS platform, Hyderabad start-ups can leverage new dimensions of data and visualization capabilities to create breakthrough advancements and deliver truly innovative products.”
On the collaboration Mr. Sininvasa Kollipara, Founder & COO of T-Hub said “It gives us immense pleasure to collaborate with ESRI India to launch the GIS Innovation Hub at T-Hub; adding a valuable platform for our start-ups, which will enable them to function better and scale up to the next level faster. We hope that our start-ups will benefit from this collaboration and the GIS Innovation Hub zone created for their advantage.” Read more Startup News.