Guidelines for acquiring and producing Geospatial Data and Geospatial Data Services including Maps

This is a major landmark reforms in the country's mapping policy. Under this the government has announced liberalisation of norms governing the acquisition and production of geospatial data. This is aimed at boosting innovation in the sector and create a level playing field for public and private entities. Under the revised guidelines, the sector will be deregulated and conditions such as prior approvals for surveying, mapping and for building applications have been removed.