Computerisation of urban land records- Case study for city survey land records of Ahmedabad district, Gujarat state

Each module is explained in detail:

  1. Computerization of Existing City Survey Data (Spatial & Ownership)
    Existing City Survey Record are available with CSS Office in Property Cards (called VF\S[,]\ SF0" in Gujarati) and City maps. All the maps were computerized in various layers by deploying AutoCAD as per the prescribed scale. Data was entered from Property Cards completely in Gujarati language (font).

  2. Methods for maintenance & reproduction/reprint of City Survey Data on the basis of change occurring.
    CSS maintains the City Survey Records in case of Transfer by Sale Deed (J[RF6 N:TFJ[H)/Heredity (JFZ;F.), Sub-division (lJEFU DF56L) of a City Survey Number, Consolidation (V[S+LSZ6) of two or more City Survey Nos. based on certain criteria, Extension of City Limits, Land Acquisition for purpose of Developmental works, etc. All the changes occurring are reflected not only in the Attribute Table but also its Spatial database. According to the Rules & Regulations, Only when more than 25% of the spatial data has changed, the city survey sheets could go for reprint, whereas now a new print can be obtained that is true as on date and time, i.e. the most updated data.

    Tenure, which is the most important attribute information as regards to maintenance of the City Survey Land Records, is very elaborately addressed. Tenure also plays an important in decision of the Land Revenue of the City Survey No. and also for Consolidation of two or more City Survey Nos.

    Upon maintenance of Land Records, we are not editing the existing records, but instead creating and editing an instance of the existing Land records. Hence, the Original Map and data is not get changed at any given time. Thus, we can produce the original surveyed data, whenever required.

  3. Scope of entering fresh surveyed City Survey data of new Cities and Extensions of existing Cities.
    Now that we have considered data entry of old City Survey records i.e. Property Cards. Fresh Map data & brief ownership data available from a Survey Party is entered to LaRIS. Map data is further geo-processed and re-structured as per the standards of LaRIS for easy storage, retrieval & maintenance. Major responsibility of Inquiry Officer is to inquire about each property for their easement & accessibility rights. Inquiry Officer enters all such information directly into the computer instead of writing information in Inquiry register (T5F;6L 5+S). Upon completion, Sanad (;GN) and Property Card (VF\S[,]\ SF0") is prepared and printed alongwith Inquiry Register. In the manual system, there is no property map on the Property card, which will now be available by LaRIS.

  4. Accounts Dept. Computerization.
    It consists of preparing, storing, calculating & printing various Receipts (Revenue, Education Surcharge, Survey Fee, Sketch Fee, Property Card Copy Fee, Sanad Fee etc.), Challans (depositing revenue collected in Government Treasury), Cash/Cheque Vouchers, Village Form No. 2 (UFD GD}GF G\P Z v ALHL SFID p5HG]\ 5+Sf i.e. Permanent Income from non-agricultural land-use, Village Form No. 4 (UFD GD}GF G\P $ v 5ZR]Z6 HDLG DC[;], VG[ T[ p5ZGF ,F[S, ;[;G]\ T5;L,JFZ 5+Sf i.e. Classified Miscellaneous Income from Revenue & Local Cess, Village Form No. 11 (UFD GD}GF G\P !! v 9ZFJA\WDF\ VFJTL ZSDF[G]\ 8F/F 5+Sf i.e. Reconciliation among different Village forms(VF1, VF2, VF4 & VF9), Challan Register, City-wise/Taluka-wise(Mandal-wise)/District-wise Classified Income Report, Attendance & Payroll, etc.

  5. Creation of City-Wise, Taluka/Mandal-wise, District-wise Reports of revenue generated and pending.
    City-wise/Taluka-wise/District-wise Reports regarding the Revenue collected and pending could be evaluated and be used for various planning and developmental activities/programmes by various State Govt. Department's like Urban Development, Roads & Building, Electricity Boards, Water Supply & Sewage etc.

  6. Query & Analysis of City Survey Ownership Attribute data for planning & development of City.
    A special tool to build up complex queries like :- List out the City Survey Nos. with their ownership details located in Ward No. X and having area more than Y sq. m. and pending (unpaid) Land Revenue more than Rs. Z. Many other queries on land-use patterns can be created by the user without bothering to know what is an SQL statement ? Microsoft Access / MS SQL Server / Oracle ? How to design queries ? Run queries ? Based on which various customized and task specific reports can be generated and submitted to the Inquirer within no time.

  7. Providing City Survey Records over Government Intranet using Client-Server Architecture.
    LaRIS is basically prepared using a well-designed Client-Server Architecture. Suppose a City Survey Office (One PC or a number of PCs with a Local Area Network) located in Jamnagar requests for some information from the server in HeadQuarters i.e. Gandhinagar. The moment the Jamnagar Client gets connected to our Gandhinagar Remote Access Server (RAS), all the data on Jamnagar Client's PC, which is not served to the Database Server, will start uploading automatically. Thereby, Database of Jamnagar Client gets replicated on the HQ Server without user's intervention.

    Meantime, Database of all the cities in the state can be viewed/browsed by any of the Client. Hence, making all database viewable over Land Records Intranet.

  8. Indianizing the Software by creating User Interface in Gujarati (regional Indian language) for ease of operation.
    LaRIS is developed using Gujarati language for easy adaptability and utility by the Land Records Officials. In a similar fashion, all the other software to be developed should be done using Indian interface for fastest adaptability and understanding.

  9. Export Spatial data from LaRIS to any GIS package (AutoCAD Map, ARC/INFO, GeoMedia etc.)
    All the maps and parcel data maps are prepared using a precise & accurate drafting/designing tool - AutoCAD 2000 from AutoDesk Inc. Maps once digitized /computerized can be directly exported to any of the GIS packages for further advanced utility like Satellite Imagery Data for Interpretation, analysis & study.

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