Survey of India to don new images

Survey of India to don new images

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The grab of secrecy surrounding massive wealth hidden in the SOI headquarters here may be lifted soon.
Experts from various departments have recommended a dual series of maps – one for the defence forces and the other for the public, as in the US, and it is just a matter of time before the proposal goes up to the Union Cabinet for approval.
This would mean the SOI would asume a new character suitable for competing in the world economy by providing better access to high-quality spatial data for sustainable development.
The proposed dual series would enable users to get hard copies of topographical data, from any of the 13 directorates of SOI located accross the country.
The new era, being coined as a dream by Dr. Prithvish Nag,lays equal emphasis on the revenue generation.