The 42 International Congress of the Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA) is being organised by the National Hydrographic Office (NHO), Dehradun from 09 to 11 Nov 22. The Governor of Uttarakhand His Excellency Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, (Retd.) was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural Session on 09 Nov 22.
The focal theme for the 42d INCA Congress is ‘Digital Cartography to Harness Blue Economy’. The deliberation of the Congress will be divided into 07 sub-themes including Space Technologies for Mapping, Cartographic Applications for Sustainable Development, Geomatics in Disaster Management, Mapping for Environmental Planning & Management, Hydrography for Resource Management and Land Resource Mapping and Surveying. All the subjects are of contemporary interest to the cartographer and scientific community. Eminent personnel in the field would present a large number of papers on these subjects. The outcome of the Congress is to explore feasibility of utilising cartography as a tool for developmental purposes.
The Congress will be attended by the Surveyor General Shri Sunil Kumar (Joint Secretary) DST, Joint Chief Hydrographer Rear Admiral Lochan Singh Pathania, Director NATMO and prominent scientists form ISRO, SERB, IIRS, NRSA, NATMO and Academicians from Chandigarh University, Shantiniketan University, Jadhavpur University, Banaras Hindu University etc.