๐Ÿ“ท Mapping through drones

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The Survey of India (SoI) is planning to prepare a large-scale topographical map of a few districts with the help of drones. 

Story so far: The new map aims to cover 51,000 sq km of land including areas in Ramnagar, Bengaluru Urban, Hassan, Belagavi, Uttara Kannada and Tumakuru districts. This is a result of an MoU signed between the Survey of India and Karnatakaโ€™s Revenue Department in February 2019.

  • So far, 2,664 villages have been mapped using drones, and the current map scale is 1:500.
  • Earlier, the maps had a scaling of 1:50,000, but now SoI is working on high-resolution maps that can even show external furniture.

Modernising records: Since every asset will be mapped in detail, it will allow the revenue and municipal departments to modernise their records. 

  • The SWAMITVA project claims that the details provided by the new maps will provide a โ€˜record of rightโ€™ to village homeowners and in turn, these can be used as a financial asset for taking loans.

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