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Maps have always held a special interest in the minds of people, from a school child to a professional, as the simplest and most easily understandable form of graphic representation of geographical data. In India, they have evolved from being an artistic expression in medieval times, to an advanced technology based data image, consisting of multiple editable layers and components.
The inherent advantage of a map as an easily comprehendible visual document is not at all utilized in our daily lives, both personal and professional. With the country as large and diverse as India, except for the purpose of tourism, that too in the limited circles of heritage, we are yet to realize the power of maps in our lives.
For common man, maps can be useful as guide tools for knowing the neighborhood, localities, towns, cities and regions, to know the place where we live, work and play. They can depict the landmarks, transportation networks, heritage structures, parks and playgrounds; various land uses and hence can be guide and orientation tools for the city residents and tourists. For development agencies, they can serve the purpose of accumulating data of the city in terms of its natural features (geological formations, vegetation, and hydrology), population density, land uses, transport routes, which can be used for making vision plans of the cities and places. Their availability to other mapping . . . .


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