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Now a days in era of 3G / 4G & upcoming 5G , everyone is feeling well connected via internet. It seem like we can do anything with the mobile in our hand. Just losing connectivity for some minutes also , we feel helpless. It really becoming one of the basic needs after Roti, Kapada & Makan. This connectivity issues which we face time to time though our mobile network service provider can affect our productivity. Losing our precious time on solving the connectivity issue or running behind the mobile range may seems normal but indirectly we are stopping our own growth. Many mobile service provider still not able to deliver expected standards in their services may be due to poor infrastructure, not maintaining redundancies  etc. but after crossing our frustration threshold we always think about changing the provider. It is really necessary to get good continues service for our own growth & India’s growth too.

According to economic times  “Now that India is emerging as one of the fastest digitalise in countries and the digital economy is projected to touch $1 trillion, we estimate that it is already around $350 to $370 billion so the fundamental platform on which digital India will grow is telecom. So, telecom is going to be one of the major trust sectors, going forward.
We had a recent ICRIER study, which said that while generally a 10 per cent increase in Internet penetration leads to 1.3 per cent incremental increase in GDP. For India this study was particularly noteworthy because it said that increase of mobile usage by 10 per cent actually lead to a 3.3 per cent increase in GDP. Since this is almost three times the global average, it shows that mobile is emerging as a major economic engine.”

Now think about , this major economic engine suffering the problems such as low quality of service , backed by poor infrastructure etc.  To overcome this TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has provided a great analytical tool for Exploring  the Mobile Data experience of consumers across India & enabling them to choose the best service provider in your area. This provides interactive map based analytical data of all mobile data service provider in india.

http://www.analytics.trai.gov.in/

TRAI Analytics Portal has 3 sections focusing on different aspects as follows :

  1. My Speed Portal : Focusing on Speed of 3G, 4G data service providers in your area.
  2. QoS Analytics Portal : focusing on Quality of service of mobile operators in area of interest , user can check operator wiser / service provider tower wise call droping rates etc.
  3. Drive Test Portal : As most of the user face call drop / call block problems while driving inter  or intra city this portal focusing on network range issue detected for all service provider in different city roads / highways.
My speed

Consumer can check 3G/4G data service experience from all the service provider across india , it will give the best speedy mobile internet provider in your area

My Speed Portal

User can choose the Operator , 3G / 4G & enter location on map to check the best choices & performance for selected operator

My Speed Portal

Enter the location for which you want to check the data speed

My Speed Portal

eg. Dahanukar Colony , Pune. It will show top 3 operator & coverage of your selected operator in that area with speed range in Mbps

MySpeed

Select All operator option for comparison data upload, download speed & coverage in area of interest

 

  • QoS Analytics Portal : focusing on Quality of service of mobile operators in area of interest , user can check operator wiser / service provider tower wise call droping rates etc.
QoS

It focuses on quality of service provided by different service provider in your area of interest.

QoS2

Enter the location of interest

Qos3

Select the Operator : it will provide the details of tower near to you for selected operator & call drop rates on it. (in %)

Qos4

Also it will give you details of call drop rates across all service providers in your area for last 2 months

 

  • Drive Test Portal : As most of the user face call drop / call block problems while driving inter  or intra city this portal focusing on network range issue detected for all service provider in different city roads / highways.
My drive test

Network coverage on selected highways & city roads

Trai Drive 1

Selected Mumbai city for example.

Drive 2

It will provide details of all the roads & operator wise call drop incident details.

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User can set the criteria & select the data for any specific area for detailed analysis.

I hope it will be really helpful while deciding on best suitable mobile service provider for you, thank to TRAI.

courtesy: http://trai.gov.in/

 

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This interesting animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2015, at a rate of 30 days per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time so as not to obscure subsequent earthquakes. The size of the circle represents the earthquake magnitude while the color represents its depth within the earth. At the end of the animation it will first show all quakes in this 15-year period. Next, it will show only those earthquakes greater than magnitude 6.5, the smallest earthquake size known to make a tsunami. Finally it will only show those earthquakes with magnitudes of magnitude 8.0 or larger, the “great” earthquakes most likely to pose a tsunami threat when they occur under the ocean or near a coastline and when they are shallow within the earth (less than 100 km or 60 mi. deep).

This time period includes some remarkable events. Several large earthquakes caused devastating tsunamis, including 9.1 magnitude in Sumatra (26 December 2004), 8.1 magnitude in Samoa (29 September 2009), 8.8 magnitude in Chile (27 February 2010), and 9.0 magnitude off of Japan (11 March 2011). Like most earthquakes these events occurred at plate boundaries, and truly large events like these tend to occur at subduction zones where tectonic plates collide. Other, much smaller earthquakes also occur away from plate boundaries such as those related to volcanic activity in Hawaii or those related to wastewater injection wells in Oklahoma.

All Earthquake

Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph7Eczs-nTI

courtesy : https://sos.noaa.gov/

Solar : Power to you !

After a long time , I am here with another interesting topic on renewable energy. Solar energy  is an important source of renewable energy and its technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on how they capture and distribute solar energy or convert it into solar power.

Lets see about global efforts towards harnessing this solar energy. In 2011, the International Energy Agency said that “the development of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits. It will increase countries’ energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating global warming, and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise. These advantages are global. Hence the additional costs of the incentives for early deployment should be considered learning investments; they must be wisely spent and need to be widely shared”

By considering this, many countries had set their renewable energy goals & started working towards the same. as per 2015 readings.

# Nation Total Capacity Added Capacity
European Union European Union 94,570 7,230
1 China China 43,530 15,150
2 Germany Germany 39,700 1,450
3 Japan Japan 34,410 11,000
4 United States United States 25,620 7,300
5 Italy Italy 18,920 300
6 United Kingdom United Kingdom 8,780 3,510
7 France France 6,580 879
8 Spain Spain 5,400 56
9 Australia Australia 5,070 935
10 India India 5,050 2,000
11 South Korea South Korea 3,430 1,010
12 Belgium Belgium 3,250 95
13 Greece Greece 2,613 10
14 Canada Canada 2,500 600
15 Czech Republic Czech Republic 2,083 16
16 Netherlands Netherlands 1,570 450
17 Thailand Thailand 1,420 121
18 Switzerland Switzerland 1,360 300
19 Romania Romania 1,325 102
20 South Africa South Africa 1,120 200
21 Bulgaria Bulgaria 1,021 1
22 Taiwan Taiwan 1,010 400
23 Pakistan Pakistan 1,000 600
24 Austria Austria 937 150
25 Israel Israel 881 200
26 Chile Chile 848 446
27 Denmark Denmark 789 183
28 Slovakia Slovakia 591 1
29 Portugal Portugal 454 63
30 Honduras Honduras 389 389
31 Algeria Algeria 300 270
32 Mexico Mexico 282 103
33 Turkey Turkey 266 208
34 Slovenia Slovenia 257 1
35 Malaysia Malaysia 231 63
36 Philippines Philippines 155 122
37 Hungary Hungary 138 60
38 Sweden Sweden 130 51
39 Luxembourg Luxembourg 125 15
40 Poland Poland 87 57
41 Malta Malta 73 19
42 Lithuania Lithuania 73 5
43 Cyprus Cyprus 70 5
44 Croatia Croatia 45 11
45 Finland Finland 20 5
46 Norway Norway 15 2
47 Estonia Estonia 4 4
48 Republic of Ireland Ireland 2 1
49 Latvia Latvia 2 0
World Total PV Capacity[8] 256,000 59,000

This adaptations are for our future energy demands & controlling global warming, which are positively supported by governments of this countries. Private organisations are also jumped in this global initiative. The success of this massive transformation of energy sources lies in the reach up to grass root level that is why Global Company like Google also come up with their innovative idea called “Project Sunroof” currently available for USA only. I hope Google soon expand this area of interest to other countries too.

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Mapping of solar radiation plays important role in overall utilization of this energy.  many countries now started working in this direction by collaboration with each other.

Now, lets focus on India.

In india, The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched on the 11th January, 2010 by the Prime Minister. The Mission has set the ambitious target of deploying 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 is aimed at reducing the cost of solar power generation in the country through (i) long term policy; (ii) large scale deployment goals; (iii) aggressive R&D; and (iv) domestic production of critical raw materials, components and products, as a result to achieve grid tariff parity by 2022.

Year-wise Targets (in MW)

Category 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 Total
Rooftop Solar 200 4,800 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 9,000 40,000
Ground Mounted Solar projects 1,800 7,200 10,000 10,000 10,000 9,500 8,500 57,000
Total 2,000 12,000 15,000 16,000 17,000 17,500 17,500 97,000

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India (MNRE) working along with NREL under Indo-US Energy Dialogue providing up to date National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB). include monthly GIS data as follows :  (March 2016 data)

Solar Radiation Maps

 Direct Normal Irradiance

Annual average (JPG 1.6 MB)
 Monthly average (ZIP 9.3 MB)

 Global Horizontal Irradiance

Annual average (JPG 1.6 MB)
  Monthly average (ZIP 8.9 MB)

 GIS Data Layers

Direct Normal Irradiance (ZIP 2.7 MB)
 Global Horizontal Irradiance (ZIP 2.7 MB)
  State & District Boundary of India (ZIP 3.6 MB)
  Important Locations including State Capitals (ZIP 13 KB)

Solar Radiation Data (Monthly average, Lat/Long basis)

Direct Normal Irradiance (EXCEL 8.9 MB)
Global Horizontal Irradiance (EXCEL 8.9 MB)

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 Currently , MNRE (http://www.mnre.gov.in/ ) making really good initiative to increase the public participation for achieving this national goals. through initiatives such as

SPIN : (http://www.solarrooftop.gov.in/login) for Rooftop Solar calculator , you can follow the link by clicking on following image. Application form for participation available on website. Also mobile app is available : (http://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/arun-web.pdf , https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nicmnre.nicspvapplication&hl=en)

  • how net metering work ?
  • How I can use my own solar power & get incentives from govt. in my electricity billing ?

All this quetions can be answer on respective electricity board websites in your region. for eg. for Maharashtra : http://www.mahadiscom.in/SolarRoofTopNetMetering.shtm

I hope this post was informative & let start working towards the clean solar energy . For any queries , suggestions do comment.

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The Fastest Web On Earth

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Akamai monitors global Internet conditions around the clock. With this real-time data it identify the global regions with the greatest attack traffic, cities with the slowest Web connections (latency), and geographic areas with the most Web traffic (traffic density). – http://wwwnui.akamai.com/gnet/globe/index.html

As per Forbes & Akamai followings are top 10 fastest web countries in world.

No. 10: United Kingdom
Last year’s megabytes per second (Mbps) speed averaged 7.1 Mbps, up 48% from a year ago. In the second quarter of 2013, average speeds for broadband internet connections were 8.4 Mbps, according to Akamai.

No. 9: Sweden
Those Nordics got the best of everything, don’t they? Except weather. The Swedes had speeds averaging 7.4 Mbps, up 44% from a year ago. In the second quarter of 2013, average connection speeds were 8.4 Mbps.

No. 8: USA
The U.S. had average connection speeds of 7.4 Mbps, 28% faster than in 2011.  second quarter 2013 got even faster for the netizens of the U.S., with speeds averaging 8.7 Mbps, according to Akamai.

No. 7: The Czechs
Average connection speeds in the Czech Republic back in 2012 were 8.1 Mbps, up 36% from a year ago. In the first quarter, broadband connection speeds were an even better 9.8 Mbps.

No. 6: The Netherlands
Also faster than us, The Netherlands had an average broadband connection speed of 8.6 Mbps, up 29% from 2011. In the second quarter, broadband connection speeds averaged 10.1 Mbps.

No. 5: Even Latvia is Faster
Latvia internet speeds are faster than they are in the U.S., with 2012 averages of 8.9 Mbps, up 22% from a year ago. In the Second quarter of 2013, internet speeds in Latvia hit 10.6 Mbps.

No. 4: Hong Kong
Hong Kong benefits in part from its old colonial days under the British flag, with top rate infrastructure and money from the world over. Internet speeds averaged 9.3 Mbps last year, up 21% from a year ago. In the second quarter, broadband connection speeds averaged 10.8Mbps.  This compares to average mainland China internet speeds of just 1.7 Mbps, according to Akamai.

No. 3: Switzerland
In 2012, average broadband connection speeds were 8.7 Mbps, up 34% from 2011. By the second quarter months of 2013, they rose to 11 Mbps.

No.2 : Japan
Japan’s average internet speed was 10.8 Mbps in 2012, up from 11% a year ago. By the second quarter of 2013, average connection speeds rose to 12 Mbps.

The Fastest Web On EarthSouth Korea
South Korea’s Samsung beats Apple, and South Korea’s internet beats the United States. When it comes to broadband connection speeds, the Koreans averaged 13.3 Mbps last year, but that was a surprising 6.4% drop from a year ago. By the second quarter of 2013, internet speeds were a bit higher at 14 Mbps.
Average Connecton Speed - Top Ten Countries

RadarVirtual

This is really good application of map based Air traffic monitoring for users. Real time flight info can be track through flight ID or simply click on flight. It also provide real time weather updates through WeatherBug.

Ref : http://www.radarvirtuel.com/?lat=47.30903424774781&lng=7.2509765625&zoom=5

 

 

It’s my humble effort to show a basic use of technology for easy understanding of common man.
A concept how Pune Municipal Corporation or any other corporation should present the development plan of city for citizen suggestions & objections.
As a common man may not understand the Development plan easily but a interactive tool with visual & GIS platform can help a lot.

Ref : http://www.punecorporation.org/pmcwebn/index.aspx
http://www.punecorporation.org/pmcwebn/dpoldvill.aspx

World at Protest

A simple map viewer shows all latest & historical protest through out the world.

This site aims to collect articles from loads of sources, searching for ones that are talking about people protesting around the world. You can use the slider below map to select your date ranges, and search through the articles in the past. On the map, the darker the red, the more articles have been published about that country relative to the other countries. Below the map, you can see some general stats about the map your currently seeing.

as per James Clark-author of this site, “articles may be misplaced as my search algorithms arn’t perfect, but this is a work in progress to provide an historical mapping of protests around the world. ”

Overall add to know Map.

World at Protest

World at Protest

After such a long time, most needed solution for techno freak young Indians who likes to travel by Trains arrived called as RailRadar.
The Centre for Railway Information Service (CRIS) has announced this new web application, which allows users to access location of a train on Map and track movements of trains on a real-time basis. The new RailRadar service is considered to be an improved version of the earlier tracking system ‘Spot Your Train’.

RailRadar

The RailRadar application has been jointly developed by CRIS and RailYatri team (Stelling Technologies) and users can access it at railradar.trainenquiry.com The app will help users find the exact geographical location of 6,500 passenger trains of the Indian Railways on Google Maps on a real time basis. Users can also access RailRadar service from their mobile phones, via the device’s browser.
“Please be aware that the, location, and status of trains shown on the map are typically 5 and more mins delayed from the real time. Please refer to main portal page for the latest train running status. Please note that RailRadar, using all different types of tracking mechanisms and the software that supports it, while highly reliable, is also complex,” explains the website.
The opening screen of Rail Radar features India’s map with the details of the trains running. On the top right, there’s a display that shows the number of trains tracked at that point of time, and percentage of trains that are on their schedule. Trains that are on time are shown in blue, while the late ones are shown in red. On clicking the train, users can also see the route, including all the stoppages, and the current location of the train on real-time basis.

Train Tracking with Details

RailRadar Legends

Click on Map for checking current stats of medals.