Welcome to Bharat Maps- A Multi-layer GIS Platform

Digital India aims to establish end to end geo-spatial electronics delivery systems as part of Mission Mode Projects in e-Governance domain and envisages "National GIS Mission" as core foundation of location based Electronic Delivery of Services for Planning & Governance. NIC/DeitY has created Multi-Layer GIS Platform named "Bharat Maps" which depicts core foundation data as "NICMAPS", an integrated base map service using 1:50,000 scale reference data from Survey of India, ISRO, FSI, RGI and so on. This encompass 23 layers containing administrative boundaries, transport layers such as roads & railways, forest layer, settlement locations etc., including terrain map services.

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Salient Features

  • Rich Internet Application (RIA), with cross platform and browser support, has been developed visualized along with Mash-ups with Global GIS Services.
  • NIC spatial data repository has been updated as per the standards and around 1000 vector layers comprising of Administrative Boundaries, Transportation Network , Natural Features etc. has been used for this composition.
  • NIC Base Map service consisting of pre-composed maps and served using tile cache from scales ranging from 1: 20 Million - 1:20000. High scale Maps has been incorporated for seven cities on the scale of 1:10000 to 1:4000.
  • NIC Satellite Imagery service consists of satellite images of varying resolutions like AWiFS ( 56 m), LISS ( 23.5 m) and PAN ( 5.80 m).
  • NIC Terrain Map service developed using contour data from Survey of India.

Acknowledgements:

NIC sincerely acknowledge the spatial data providers like Survey of India, Department of Space, Forest Survey of India, RGI etc for their contribution.