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Mumbai to be mapped in 3D

Mumbai, India: In a bid to calculate property tax better, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in India is considering to create a GIS-based 3D map of the city. The project envisages using high-speed digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras to develop a 360-degree map, which can also be used to detect illegal constructions.

The BMC has chosen N ward, comprising Ghatkopar and parts of Vikhroli, for the pilot project. It will be implemented by a private agency. The primary aim of the exercise is to capture the external attributes of properties and plot them on a map with the help of GIS.

This computerised data will ensure that external information about these properties is available to civic body officials at all times.

Source: Hindustan Times