India to Map City Properties with Satellite – Satellite Today

India-Pakistan Border at Night. Photo: NASA

India-Pakistan border at night. Photo: NASA

[Via Satellite 12-30-2015] The Department of Land Resources at India’s Ministry of Rural Development has accepted a proposal from the Chandigarh Administration for using satellites to map city properties, according to The Indian Express. The project is expected to start next month and has a deadline of one year.

Satellite-based technology known as Geographic Information System (GIS) will be used for mapping the properties with the help of the National Informatics Centre (NIC). The project will help detect any encroachments on government land and those evading government taxes, according to the report.

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