Indian Geospatial Ecosystem

Important Links

Geospatial Artha - Executive Summary 2021

The industry-defining report, Geospatial Artha report: Indian Geospatial Market, Economy, and Industrial Strategy, sponsored by Esri India, prepared by Geospatial World, under the aegis of the National Think Tank on Geospatial Strategy for New India, highlights the value of the geospatial market and economy of India, and the impact of the same on the country's economy. The report showcases India's current and projected geospatial market, the challenges faced by the geospatial industry, and the potential impact of implementing three pending geospatial policies on India's market and economy by 2025. The report also emphasizes the need to have an Industrial Development Strategy that shall play a defining role in shaping the geospatial industry and its impact on the economy in the next few years!

Government Geospatial Guidelines Document

Government of India announced new geospatial data and services guidelines on 15th Feb 2021. The guidelines aim to liberalise the mapping policy of India and thereby, provide a boost to the geospatial industry in the country. One of the major highlights of the guidelines have been the easing of restrictions placed on collection, dissemination, use, sale of data and mapping. This is considered as the major catalyst for change in the Indian geospatial sector. These guidelines are an incentive for the geospatial industry in India and thus, a milestone in the process of digital transformation of India and a major boost for the economy.

Geospatial Strategy for New India

Geospatial Strategy for New India, the vision document, prepared under the guidance of the National Think led by Padma Shri Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder and Executive Chairman, Cyient and former ISRO chief A S Kiran Kumar, among other industry leaders.

The report highlights the need and relevance of geospatial knowledge infrastructure, specifically in the context of key sectors like Transport Infrastructure, Land, Agriculture, and Rural Development, Water Resources Management, Urban Transformation, and Smart Cities, Power, and Disaster Management. It also brings out the challenges that the Indian geospatial industry is facing. The strategy touches upon all relevant aspects of the geospatial ecosystem in the country, including:

  • Geospatial infrastructure
  • Digital infrastructure
  • Integrated GeoHub and knowledge platform
  • Governance and institutions
  • Data policy
  • Legal framework
  • Pricing structure
  • Capacity and education
  • Entrepreneurship and incubation