Monthly Archive: March 2015

e-Vidhan Successfully complete India’s first Digital Budget session

Shimla | 21-March- 2015


Budget session at Himachal Pradesh Assembly was different from what it used to be. The e-Vidhan project, commissioned in the last monsoon session launched on (August 4 2014), transformed the session as country’s first web-based paperless budget session.
During the month-long budget session that began on March 11, the not-so tech-savvy members were seen busy in tapping their fingers on their desktop computers.
Soon after the chief minister announced the schemes and incentives in his budget speech, the members were busy in scrolling down to see the entire text of the speech and view the budget related books. Members had the provision to search the earlier budgets for making any references.
e-Vidhan reduced the printing cost of the Budget documents drastically by availing the digital copies of Budget speech and related documents on the internet immediately after the speech is completed by CM.
Governor Kalyan Singh, in his inaugural address, said the digitalisation of the assembly proceedings, ensures paperless work of the house and its committees, would not only save approximately Rs.15 crore but also the environment.
In his budget speech, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, said the e-Vidhan system, which has  helped in saving a huge quantity of paper has been lauded all over the country.
Speaker BBL Butail said, for the first time, all copies of bills and reports were laid online and from the next session all replies to questions would only be provided online.
The e-Vidhan project was developed as a joint venture between the Himachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly, National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated (NICSI) and the Government of Himachal Pradesh which was sanctioned by Department of Electronics & Information Technology of India.
Based on the track record in implementing similar projects in government and public sectors, NICSI selected SBL as Associate Partner for the development and implementation of the entire system. With a reputation for intelligent, efficient and highly-organized development and project-management skills, SBL’s technology division has successfully developed and implemented the entire system within the guidelines of NICSI and is proud to be associated with the first ever hi-tech legislative house in India.

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Geospatial data analysis services

GIS Feature Extraction

GIS Feature Extraction

Any kind of developmental projects involves collection of certain amount of spatial and non-spatial data. Collection, analysis and deriving of useful inferences from these data sets are collectively called Geospatial data analysis. That being said Geospatial data analysis involved collection of spatial data, its digitization, and attributization, analysis and report generation. Geospatial data play a vital role from the pre-feasibility stage to the completion stage of the project and much beyond completion like long term environmental impact assessment.
GIS data processing starts with collection of geo spatial data set. Geospatial data can be any information or data having a spatial relation with it in the form of geographic coordinates. These can be satellite data, aerial data, LiDAR data, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) data or paper maps. Once the data is acquired, it requires some amount of processing to bring it to the intended usage. Geo-referencing and other preprocessing is the activity involved at this stage of geospatial data processing. Data collected through remote sensing technique such as satellite images need satellite image processing expertise and knowledge.
Once the geospatial data is acquired and undergone all the preprocessing, the GIS data is ready for further analysis and processing. The spatial data analysis is generally included digitization and interpretation of useful information from the acquired geospatial data sets. Here need based thematic and subjective information is collected. This will be later taken for further refined interpretation. In the spatial domain vector data will be in the form of point, line and polygons. These data can be attributed with any kind of information in the form of tables and spread sheets. All the raster as well as vector data can be assembled in a spatial database, then predefined analyses such as over lay analysis, suitability analysis, analysis based Boolean logic etc can be performed on the data. Also in case of spatial data, analysis is possible in 2D as well as 3D environment.
SBL offers a wide range of Geospatial data analysis services. It ranges from simple geo-referencing to digitization to complex 2D and 3D model creation. SBL’s skilled technical staff is able to do all the pre-processing of the satellite images and other geospatial data analysis. SBL possess long term experience in processes and procedures involved with geospatial data acquisition services and is associated with international organizations who acquire geospatial data.

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SBL Genealogy goes International: Transferable skills now used in Swedish, Spanish, Croatian, French, Latin, and Portuguese projects.

genelogy transcription

Following more than a decade of transcribing billions of historic records in English, SBL has transferred these skills to accommodate a number of other European languages. Working with highly-regarded specialists in each geographic area, SBL can offer document and data management services to a much wider territory. This means that Archivists, Librarians and Data Managers in these European countries now have access to SBL’s award-winning transcription and data mining teams.

The key to this development is the transferable nature of SBL’s skills sets. The same meticulous attention to detail which is required for historic genealogical records can easily be extended to data capture and indexing of contemporary documents for Banking, Insurance, Retail and Health sectors. Similarly, the rigorous QC procedures which have been developed to deliver at least 99.5 % accuracy for records which are often damaged, hand-written and illegible to all but a highly trained eye are easily incorporated for modern and far more straight forward data entry Quality Assurance processes.

What is more, this initiative is not a small foray into non-English language data management services. Due to the high volume nature of our Genealogy projects we have already processed millions of records in each language. With our country-based specialists we have deliberately developed a solid and extensive understanding of language nuances before promoting this new capability. This is to ensure that a) our ISO Accredited QC processes are not compromised and b) the clients’ expected turnaround times can be met.

If your country is not included in the list above, fear not. This is simply the first batch based on the priorities of our existing clients. Other languages will be introduced either as part of a programme or as a result of a specific customer project. Indeed as long as we are given sufficient notice we are able to accommodate projects for new languages on a bespoke basis. Again, this is possible precisely because of the transferable nature of our skills and our experience of building a network of in-country specialists for initial training and ongoing local guidance.
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GeoSpatial Scientific back up to Vastu Shastra

In a recent study, SBL has provided scientific back up to Vastu Shastra. Vastu shastra deals with the ancient Hindu beliefs in architecture. According to this school of thought prosperity of the house hold depends on its slope of the land and directional alignment of that location on the surface of the earth.In a similar way prosperity of the country also depends on its elevation orientation and position on the surface of the earth. In this context SBL has assisted a research study by Vastuvidya Gurukulam by analyzing elevation data of 50 countries.The digital terrain model generated through Shuttle Radar Topographical Mapping (SRTM) were analyzed for all these 50 countries and presented in the form of ready to print maps. Care has taken to see a true representation of the rich and poor counties and countries lies north and south of equator. In a similar way population density and per capita income of these 50 counties analyzed for establishing a correlation between these three entities and finally to related with other vastu vidya practices. So a geospatial data base has created for these 50 countries along with cartographic representations whereby spatial variation of elevation, population density and per capita income of all these countries were established.


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Geo referencing Service

SBL through its varied geospatial services is in forefront to full fill the requirements of all of its clients. Georeferencing is one such service SBL provides. Georeferencing means bringing maps and images in to a real world coordinate system. Satellite and other kinds of images and scanned maps are devoid of any coordinate information in its raw form and hence cannot used for any of the geospatial purpose. Some of the satellite images are loosely georeferenced when it is procured. Here also positional accuracy is a big issue. So georeferencing is the primary pre requisite for the creation of any kind of geospatial data base creation. For scanned maps georeferencing means bringing to the geospatial frame work. For satellite images georeferencing means applying geometric correction to the images. Assigning a suitable project is always an associated activity in georeferencing. So georeferencing is not only bringing the maps and images to the coordinate framework, it also involves with assigning a suitable projection so that maps and images will be of real world coordinates. A georeferenced map or image will open in its correct spatial location and can be used with similar other georeferenced maps for various overlay analysis. Hence georeferencing is a positional correction applied in x, y direction of the maps and images. Orthorectification is a refined form of georeferencing where relief displacement will also be taken care so that images will be correct with respect to x, y and z planes.

Georeferencing is a basic function available in almost all geospatial software platforms. The major activities involved are incorporation of ground control points, re projection and re sampling. Ground control points are those points whose coordinate information (latitude and longitude values) were known prior hand and is identifiable in maps and images. Ground control points can be taken from printed graticule values on maps, or can be surveyed using precision instruments such as DGPS and can be taken from a pre geo referenced map or image. A minimum number of 5 GCP values are required for georeferencing. Based on the accuracy requirement number of GCPs and type of GCPs can be determined. Once the ground control points are placed, using the software algorithms we can re project and re sample the maps or images. Various complex statistical methods and transformational equations were used for the re sampling the images to its real world coordinates. During the process each and every pixel of the maps and images will be re positioned with respect to the GCP and methods used for the purpose and finally a georeferenced maps or image can be generated. Accuracy of the georeferencing can always be obtained through RMSE error for the GCPs used in the process. Hence it is very much a quality controlled activity where very high positional accuracy can be obtained. SBL is capable of handling images and maps in huge numbers for geo referencing and allied acidities.


Georeferencing services

Georeferencing services

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Visit SBL @ CeBIT 2015, Hannover Exhibition Grounds, 16 – 20 March

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SBL along with Kerala IT attending CeBIT 2015, Hannover, 16-20 March. We invite you to visit us for more details on…

Ø zingGo – Mobile solutions

Ø e-Governance solutions

Ø Digital Archival Management Solutions

Ø Geospatial Services

Stand Details: No. D33 in Hall No. 6

CeBIT floor plan

CeBIT Floor Plan

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SBL is Expanding in Visual Effects to Cater Large International Projects

SBL has successfully acquired major international projects from global production houses. With focus on enhancing current portfolio in VFX service, SBL is enhancing its capability by tying up with different post production houses and leased centers.

Currently, SBL unmatched quality of services offer VFX stereo conversion up to 50,000 frames a month. With a target of acquiring fresh international projects, the company is looking forward to expanding volume of work for additional 30,000 frames. SBL Corp offers plethora of services for production houses through its existing network of offices across United States, Europe and Asia.

Since its inception, SBL Corp has made rapid advancements in developing VFX services. Exclusively for post production work, pursued as part of activities carried out in a production house, for making films and documentaries. The company, through its superior quality of work and its expertise in offering flawless services, has garnered immense appreciation and accolades from customers worldwide. The professional team at SBL offers sound technical knowledge and has capability to understand customer’s specific requirement. This enables the company to offer solutions that satisfy niche requirement of its customers. In a short span since launch of VFX services, SBL is now gearing up to increase the production to get fresh project by catering to untapped potential in the VFX sector.

SBL offers post-production services that live up to expectation of its customer’s, in terms of perfection, time, and cost. The company stands by its commitment to provide the best value for money with timely submissions. Working with the production houses, international designers, creative directors, and corporate houses for several years, SBL understand the quality and are best at: – Rotoscoping, Digital Paint, Keying, Compositing and Video editing.

Video post production industry, in recent times, has witnessed a change in trend wherein the fallout from the recession hampered revenue growth in the past five years as production slowed and movie studios adopted in-house post production. In addition to this, there is a multi-fold increase in the service providers to video post production industry, which has led to cut-throat competition amongst new, emerging and start-up service companies. By far, SBL has made a mark in the industry by surging ahead in focusing and adopting new technology which is of great importance and will boost the video post production industry.

Today, under one umbrella brand, SBL Corp offers expertise and capability to manage every aspect of post production process for a studio. At SBL, we pride ourselves on exceeding our customer’s expectation with each and every project. An essential part of this process is building strong client relationships. The experienced and competent SBL team believes in exploring new ways to strengthen its approach and improve the quality of work. This has proved to be a big asset to SBL’s success in recent times.
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