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Policies for mango man

Early this week in Bengaluru airport, the officials seized from a passenger- DJI Phantom Pro drones. The news highlighted various features of this drone which could pose security threat. The threats are real and we(geospatial industry) are all aware about it. But, is common man aware of DGCA guidelines(policy), MoD …

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Comments/Feedback on Draft National Geospatial Policy 2016 by SAMA

Comments/Feedback on Draft National Geospatial Policy 2016  by  SAMA (Survey and Mapping Association)   Draft “National Geospatial Policy [NGP] – 2016” is a very progressive and comprehensive policy frame work for geospatial industry. SAMA (Survey and Mapping Association) would like to express a sincere appreciation to this laudable effort. Being …

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Surveying and Mapping Law of the People’s Republic of China

(Adopted at the 29th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Seventh National People’s Congress on December 28, 1992; revised at the 29th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People’s Congress on August 29, 2002 and promulgated by Order No.75 of the President of the People’s Republic …

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Geospatial Maps – the other frontier of brinkmanship

Digital world has brought the world closer and Internet has made the access to information faster. In a close knit global society where information is flowing from across the geographies irrespective of physical proximity of Internet server or individual echoing the thought through website, blog etc, we often find ‘not …

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National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NSDAP)

Large volumes and different types of data, including some of scientific and technical relevance are generated and compiled by various arms of the Government of India and various State Governments for meeting their specific requirements. Scientific organizations generate data and develop scientific data bases deploying huge public funds. Since such …

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Survey & Mapping in India- The regulatory framework

This is a report on the policy framework that regulates the Geo-spatial industry in India. Survey and Mapping (S&M) is all about measuring and mapping of the land, and using this information for many different purposes. Traditionally, maps support activities relating to land, from studying the topography for planning military …

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National Map Policy – 2005

The Central Government announced the National Map Policy (NMP) on 19th May 2005. The NMP document authorizes Survey of India (SOI) to issue detailed guidelines on the implementation of the NMP. These guidelines are issued in the light of the above cited authorization. The guidelines are clarificatory in nature and …

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