Policy and Activities

National Map Policy

National Map PolicyGuidelines for Implementing National Map Policy


1. Media Licence 2. Publishing Licence 3. Digital Licence 4. Internet Licence 5. Value Addition Licence

National Data Sharing & Accessibility Policy( NDSAP)-2012

NDSAP-2012; Gazette Notification Negative List

Instructions for Publication of Maps by Govt and Private Publishers - 2016

Instructions for Publication of Maps by Govt and Private Publishers - 2016

Pricing Policy -2017

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Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, has announced Pricing Policy – 2017 for sharing of Survey of India data to various user agencies. In this Policy two categories are being approved (Details given as under) for supply of Topographical digital Data base (TDB) or Digital data to different agencies viz Govt./Public/Private/Universities etc. 1. For Central or State Govt. Departments/Organisations and Universities/ Autonomous Educational or Research institutions of Central and State Governments, data supply will be as per MOA terms only. Data supply will be made with applicable handling charges on submission of duly filled FORM A - 1 and MOA. 2. For Private Enterprises/ NGOs/Centre or State PSUs/General Public for undertaking various developmental projects/ value additions, data supply will be at actual rates on submission of duly filled FORM A-2. Note: "Licenses as usual will be issued to above agencies as per licensing mechanism in vogue stipulating data use and handling terms". For more details contact : sgo[dot]technical[dot]soi[at]gov[dot]in


The Survey of India acts as adviser to the Government of India on all survey matters, viz Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Mapping & Map Reproduction. However, the main duties and responsibilities of the Survey of India are enumerated below:
>> All Geodetic Control (Horizontal and Vertical) and Geodetic and geophysical Surveys.
>> All Topographical control, Surveys and Mapping within India.
>> Mapping and Production Of Geographical maps and Aeronautical Charts.
>> Surveys for Developmental Projects.
>> Large-scale Cities, Guide Maps & Cadastral Surveys etc.
>> Survey and Mapping of special purpose maps.
>> Spelling of Geographical names.
>> Demarcation of the External Boundaries of the Republic of India, their depiction on maps published in the country and also advice on the demarcation of inter-state boundaries.
>> Training of officers and staff of Survey of India, other Central and State Government department and trainees from Foreign Countries.
>> Research and Development in Digital Mapping and creation of Digital Topographical Data Base on 1:250,000, 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 scale, Printing, Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Topographical Surveys and Indigenisation.
>> Prediction of tides at 44 ports including 14 foreign ports and publication of Tide Table one year in advance to support navigational activities.
>> Scrutiny and Certification of external boundaries & coastline on maps published by the other agencies including private publishers