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Cyberabad to get digital maps within a year

Digital maps of Hyderabad city, India, will be ready by December 2006. The maps of city road network, storm water drains, pipeline network and green cover will be taken by using GIS.

These maps can be used to locate and solve civic problems as well as to prepare future plans to provide basic amenities in the city. This is part of a mega project— Computer Aided Utility Mapping— initiated by the Planning Commission in six major cities in the country including Mumbai, Banglore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The Delhi Metro Corporation had started this GIS mapping four years ago and has completed by now.

The Planning Commission had organised a workshop on this project in New Delhi which was attended by the commissioners of all the six municipal corporations. National Informatics Centre will be the implementing agency for the said project.