Punjab Forest Department establishes GIS lab

STAFF REPORT ISB: Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory has been set up in Punjab Forests Department for aiding being developed steps, administration and checking of forests on research and analysis premise at an expense of Rs 50 million.

In the data’s light gotten on investigative premise from the research facility forests will be secured, as well as be got about the assets and steps taken for expanding the forest area.

Provincial Minister for Forests, Wildlife and Fisheries Malik Muhammad Asif Bha Awan said that help is being taken from this research center for future arranging of 27 kanal forests spreading more than 170,174 section of land area and 68 acre river forests on 52,500 acre of land areas containing Kasur, Okara, Lahore, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh, Sargodha, Mianwali, Multan, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Jhang, Layyah and other forest divisions. He said that the readiness of maps of woodlands is being made through geographic data framework, which incorporates getting record from Revenue Department and specialized data of woodlands.

The pastor said that GIS Laboratory has additionally distributed a handout containing most recent maps of 25 forests spreading more than 166,302 section of land area. He said that endeavors are being made for further ensuring forests safety and increasing the scientific study on them.

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