Survey of India (SoI) introduces Digital Camera Integrated, Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping...

Survey of India (SoI) introduces Digital Camera Integrated, Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping Technology

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Department of Science & Technology, announced the introduction of Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping (ALTM) through Survey of India (national mapping agency under the Department of Science and Technology) sponsored Pilot Project. The project has been executed in collaboration with Vandana Aviation & Aviotronics Pvt. Ltd. – using the Airborne Laser Sensing device (ALS40) from Leica Geosystems with a fully integrated digital camera from Enerquest of USA and the Position and Orientation System from Applanix of Canada. Data acquisition was started on 4th May, 2003 and completed on 18th May, 2003. Data processing is in progress at Survey of India. Survey of India, from the data thus collected, proposes to produce Digital Terrain Model (DTM), Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Orthophotomaps, Line Maps and Fly-throughs. SoI now has the capability to generate very highly accurate maps in very quick time specially needed for pre and post disaster management, corridor surveys for infrastructure development such as national highways, railways and river inter linking. Survey of India offeris its services to all the agencies requiring large-scale maps for Urban & Rural Planning, Disaster Management, Infrastructure Development, Revenue Records Maintenance and private agencies requiring large-scale maps.