Tiruchi, India: Tata Consultancy Services will take up the project to develop a GIS for the Tiruchi city in Tamil Nadu, India. The GIS database will have applications in urban planning and civic services, including monitoring property tax assessment and collection, the drinking water supply and drainage networks. Accordingly the entire city’s infrastructure such as buildings, roads, water distribution network, hospitals, educational institutions, bus stands, transport routes, parks and playgrounds would be mapped.
The project has been taken up under the World Bank-funded Tamil Nadu Urban Development Project-III.
Tiruchi is one of the five urban local bodies identified in the State for land-based digital mapping with the help of satellite images. The Coimbatore and Madurai corporations and the Gobichettipalayam and Rajapalayam municipalities are the other four urban local bodies that are to be covered.
According to Corporation officials, a base map has already been created based on satellite images. The Tata Consultancy Services would conduct a survey to verify the details in the base map.
Though the Tiruchi Corporation had launched a similar exercise in association with the Department of Geology of the Bharathidasan University a couple of years ago, the initiative was abandoned after surveys were carried out in a few wards.
Source: The Hindu