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July 30th, 2012
Indian Government Plans Integrated Map Project

Enthused by the panoramic information accessible via software applications such as Google Maps, where a search and a few clicks could throw up detailed maps of neighbourhoods, the government is set to approve a similar project. Called the National Geographical Information System (nat-GIS) project, it will be implemented at a cost of Rs.3,000 crore. Three officials from different wings of the government said that when the project is ready, the information from a locality’s real estate value to its groundwater levels will be available as easily as restaurant locations and food menus are accessible now. Read More