Online applications inaugurated making geospatial data collected by government freely & easily available to citizens and organizations in India

Source: PIB

What is the News?

The government of India has launched three web portals to offer the geospatial data collected by the Survey of India and the National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization(NATMO) either free or at a nominal cost.

What are those three web Portals?

GEO Spatial Data Dissemination Portal:

  • Developed by: Survey of India(SOI).
  • Purpose: The portal is a rich repository of maps and functionalities. It will provide in various downloadable formats of 4,000 maps with national, state, district and tehsil level data.
SARTHI Portal:
  1. Developed by: Survey of India(SOI).
  2. Purpose: It is a geographic information system(GIS) that will help users in creating applications for geospatial data visualisation, manipulation and analysis without a lot of resources at their end.
  1. Developed by: National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO)
  2. Purpose: It is a  geo-portal that showcases the huge, authenticated, and valuable data that NATMO acquired during its long 65 years of service. 
About Survey of India(SOI):
  1. SOI is the National Survey and Mapping Organization of the country under the Department of Science & Technology.
  2. It was established in 1767. It is the oldest scientific department of the Government of India.
  3. Headquarters: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

About National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation(NATMO):

  1. NATMO is a subordinate office under the Department of Science & Technology.
  2. Mandate: It is involved in the compilation of the National Atlas of India. Apart from that, it also makes National Atlas in regional languages. NATMO also helps in increasing speed and efficiency in the field of mapping with the help of installation of Automated Mapping System. It also offers training to geologists who want to venture into this field. 
  3. Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal
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