India: Survey of India (SoI) is all set to share its expertise in surveying and urban mapping with geo-informatics experts from Thailand in the coming months.
An MoU was signed between the Survey of India and Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand, as part of ”Indo-Thai Geo Spatial Cooperation” initiative during Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Thailand.
According to the agreement, the SoI will map a town measuring about 100 square kilometre to demonstrate its expertise in urban survey and mapping. The survey would help in understanding the topography and developing maps for the town.
“We will not just survey but we will also share our expertise with them so that they can continue the work by themselves,” said surveyor general of India S Subba Rao.
The treaty will allow five experts from the GISTDA to visit the Indian Institute of Surveying and Mapping (IISM) which is the SoI”s training wing. Training will be imparted every year until the expertise is transferred.