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Satellite Imagery Improves India’s Planning

Matt Ball on June 17, 2012 - in Planning

Central and State Governments have just about begun to make use of the imaging capabilities of Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO)/National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) geo-portal ‘Bhuvan’ providing a platform for geo-spatial applications in town and country planning.

When it is next to impossible to find out whether a given plot of land in the city or on the outskirts is genuine or not and whether the layout has been officially approved or not from the local municipal body or urban development authority concerned, what is the best way out?

Information including whether the plot originates from an approved layout, size and even dimensions can be found out without the need to run around Government offices. The same approach can be applied to find out the antecedents of a building, whether it is legal, any deviations from the sanctioned plans, illegal floors, setbacks, change in land use over the years and so on.

Central and State Governments have just about begun to make use of the imaging capabilities of Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO)/National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) geo-portal ‘Bhuvan’ providing a platform for geo-spatial applications in town and country planning. Before these applications reach the home of a common citizen, the satellite imagery is sought to be used to expedite precise base maps and master plans of the urban areas for better planning.

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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