SoI to use drones for mapping large scale village areas in Maharashtra

Survey of India (SoI) has signed an MoU with the government of Maharashtra to undertake large scale mapping of large scale village areas in Gaothan, Maharashtra.

SoI to use drones for mapping large scale village areas in Maharashtra
SoI to use drones for mapping large scale village areas in Maharashtra

SoI to use drones for mapping large scale village areas in Maharashtra

Maharashtra: India’s national mapping agency Survey of India (SoI) has signed an MoU with the government of Maharashtra to undertake large scale mapping of large scale village areas in Gaothan, Maharashtra. To perform the task, SoI has announced the use of drones.

Chief minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the drone-based mapping project being carried out by Survey of India at Nimgaon Korhale in Ahmednagar district on 31st July, 2019. The project will cover more than 40,000 villages of Gaothan.

These villages have not been surveyed earlier and will be mapped at 1:500 scale covering all land parcels in the village and will be recorded for preparing an accurate revenue maps and GIS database. Drone survey will be pivotal to fix locations of village boundaries, canals, canal limits and roads in these villages.

A detailed presentation about this project was also made in the National Workshop and Conference of Sarpanch and Upsarpanch organized jointly by department of rural development and All India Sarpanch Association Shirdi (AISAS) on 31st July.