Web Enabled Real Time GIS Based Land Information System
A K Rastogi
Chairman, Board of Revenue, UP, India
State Informatics Officer, NIC, UP India
Scientist-D, NIC UP Board of Revenue, Unit, Lucknow UP India
The Land Reforms process in India has not been effective in real terms due to various drawbacks of the system. The prime requirement to eradicate the poverty of rural population is the process of land reforms as land being the only earning source. A major drawback of the system is that the owners are not able to get the area of the plots and the ownership details as easily as they want, resulting in an increase in land disputes and hence crime in rural areas and a decline in crop growth. The right of access of information has to be given to all; this would make the administration more transparent and would lead towards e-governance.
The automation of the information is on the floor in all the states of the country. There have been positive results with good indications to map the land. Thus, since last few years the GIS technology has been introduced in Land Sector of India. Efforts have been directed to achieve the motive to provide access to land records to the land-owners from any part of the country.
To meet this objective, Board of Revenue, Uttar Pradesh has come out with a web enabled real time GIS based Land Information System. The system incorporates digitized cadastral maps of villages with the feature of accessibility on the Internet. It is worth mentioning here that accuracy in area of the land is the utmost requirement of the revenue sector, which has been achieved in the system.
Real time system is incorporates digitized maps with regional language interface; access to plot area on a map achieved through ArcIMS, java scripts, ArcXML. The system also incorporates a feature to display attribute information related to the plot. This has been achieved through ASP. The ArcIMS site is the India’s first Land Sector site containing 500 attributes to be linked with the entity of the plot.
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