Established in 1767, under colonial India, Survey Of India has the responsibility to map every inch of the country. The organisation has already signed MoUs with Karnataka and Maharashtra government worth Rs.70 Crores each for land mapping.
It is also in talks with Uttarakhand and Haryana governments for projects of similar type and scale, the total worth of which would be Rs.150 Crores.
It can map a complete state of the size of Haryana in 15 months.
Drones use has been at the forefront of such projects and chief enablers. The organisation has been actively using drones for past one year.
The organisation is augmenting it’s capability of mapping by acquiring 110 drones. In the pipeline is the use of advanced technologies like drone mounted LIDAR.