Geospatial Bill

Mapping under scanner

Print edition : July 22, 2016

The ghat road leading to Dharamsala and Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh. Clicking an aerial picture of a landscape may become a punishable offence. Photo: K.R. Deepak

The terrain on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo: K.R. Deepak

The proposed Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, which seeks to make graphic depiction and sharing of geographic coordinates of India obtained through aerial platforms a punishable offence, draws widespread criticism.
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