Ahmedabad: Digitally mapped by March 2008

Ahmedabad: Digitally mapped by March 2008


Ahmedabad, India, December 13, 2007: Ahmedabad’s congested traffic lanes, lack of recreational public spaces and other deficiencies in city planning might be a thing of the past when the state government gets every inch of the city digitally mapped under the National Informatics Centre (NIC)’s plan to get major cities of the country mapped though 3D photogrammetery technology.

NIC’s contract to map Ahmedabad has been bagged by Hyderabad-based IT services provider Infotech Enterprises, which has begun working on the project at a dedicated facility at Survey of India’s Hyderabad campus.

City data like dwelling units, roads, power, infrastructure, telecommunications, water distribution, sewage disposal, educational institutes, public health units, tourism centres, religious places, transport junctions etc will be made available to the government for better management.

“Through digital mapping, which consists of collection of data and its interaction with a map, various government departments like Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), Ahmedabad Urban Development Association (AUDA), health departments, communications, eggery and other stakeholders will be able to analyse data relating to the city and take informed decisions regarding planning, taxation, emergency preparedness and response, security, health and civic amenities,” said Chandrasekhar Nori, who heads Infotech Geospatial, a subsidiary of Infotech Enterprises.