The Survey of India on 16 December 2014 released a revised geographical map of Hyderabad. The new map showed an expansion from all the sides compared to the last revised map released in 2002.
The Centre made use of satellite imagery from Cartosat, a series of indigenous observation satellites, to draw up the maps of the extended city. They also carried out the physical verification to finalise the map.
The Survey of India is also ready with a new map of India showing Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as separate states after the bifurcation on 2 June 2014. The Map will be released after being verified from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
Highlights of the revised geographical map of Hyderabad
• The new Hyderabad maps show 625 sq km of area falling under Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, thereby being a part of the city.
• Eights kinds of the map have been brought out including one in Telugu.
• The entire set of eight part maps of Hyderabad is being made available to the public for 495 rupees.
Survey of India
• Survey of India is the National Survey and Mapping Organization of India under the Department of Science & Technology. It is the oldest scientific department of the Government of India.
• Established in 1767, Survey of India bears a special responsibility to ensure that the country's domain is explored and mapped suitably.
• The organisation acts as adviser to the Government of India on all survey matters including Geodesy, Photogrammetric, Mapping & Map Reproduction.
Who: Survey of India
When: 16 December 2014