This blog is a repository of articles from RMSI's industry recognized thought leaders sharing their global experiences. RMSI is a leading global geospatial data and software solution provider. Our innovative solutions help in addressing global issues of human habitation, food security & safety, natural calamities, use of natural resources, utilities, transportation & infrastructure.

Challenges that Weather Extremes are Posing on Food Security

By Dr. Murari Lal, Published on: 9th January 2019

Extreme weather events are increasingly striking the world and impacting the lives and livelihoods of the global population. It is projected that they will also have a strong impact on the food and agriculture sector, thus, affecting the global food security. Agriculture consumes 70% of global fresh water, and occupies […]


The Utility Network’s Best Friend, Your Twin!

By Robert Brook, Published on: 30th November 2018

One of the advantages of participating at a global conference is the opportunity to compare the range of market offerings. At GeoConX 2018, the hot topic was the Utility Network (UN). Attendees were searching for differentiators while they evaluated their options. The UN provides powerful advancements, but it also entails […]


An Innovative Solution to Forecast Floods in Real Time

By Pratul Shrivastava, Published on: 26th November 2018

Why we need real time flood forecasting ? Flood is considered to be one of the most recurring and frequent disasters in the world. In India alone, each year, almost 2,000 people loose their lives and substantial economic losses are incurred. Recent floods events such as the Uttarakhand Flood – 2013, Jammu & Kashmir Flood […]


Thinking about Esri’s Utility Network? Here is how to get started.

By Robert Brook, Published on: 31st October 2018

While the Utility Network (UN) is a significant enhancement in the utility landscape (one that many have waited years for), it also entails a substantial investment. The UN has deviations from the Geometric Network (GN) in both model structure as well as content. This makes it hard for one to […]


Safety Data Sheets (SDS) – An essential tool for risk management

By Manjeet Kaur, Published on: 30th September 2018

In September 2014, a chemistry teacher from a Colorado high school was demonstrating a spectrum of bright lines with a large flame for the class. The multi-colored flames generated a so-called rainbow effect, that would certainly impress the students. Unfortunately, while this demonstration was happening, four students were injured. All four of them suffered burns […]


The Journey of Artificial Intelligence (Part II)

By Parul Shukla, Published on: 11th September 2018

“Well begun is half done”, a quote familiar to all of us. The journey of AI that started almost 70 years back has now entered an exciting phase often referred to as the ‘AI revolution’ due to advances in deep learning. What started as a simple question, “Are there imaginable […]


GIS and IoT Helping ‘Power Grids’ Convert to ‘Smart Grids’

By Hitesh Nimbark, Published on: 16th August 2018

Last Sunday, at my residence in Dehradun, there was a power cut from early in the morning for almost 10 hours. I had an important assignment to complete for which I was required to work on my laptop. When I started working, my home inverter had only an hour of […]


Role of GIS in Disaster Management

By Pushpendra Johari, Published on: 31st July 2018

Disasters are spatial in nature as they strike at a specific location and influence a particular area. Hence, location intelligence plays a critical role in disaster management. GIS coupled with remote sensing provides a basic framework that helps in all the stages of disaster management starting from preparedness, to response and […]


The Journey of Artificial Intelligence (Part I)

By Parul Shukla, Published on: 18th July 2018

The fascination of humans to make powerful and intelligent machines has brought about a major technological revolution in the past decade. The persistence and hard work of many scientists, researchers and mathematicians over the years has resulted in a new era of intelligent machines or Artificial Intelligence. It all began […]