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Blog Entry Legal Challenges to Mapping in India #1 - Laws, Policies, and Cases
by Adya Garg published May 11, 2016 last modified May 11, 2016 01:43 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Responding to the draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill and the draft National Geospatial Policy made public recently, this post provides an overview of the present configuration of laws, policies, and guidelines that provides the legal framework in India for governance of creation and sharing of geospatial data in India. The post also studies these policies in action by describing the key legal cases around the creation and use of geospatial data. The next post of this series will document the reflections and opinions of the key geospatial industry actors in India, as well as the free and open source mapping community.
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Blog Entry Protecting the Territory, Killing the Map
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 17, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The politics of making and using maps in India has taken a sudden and complex turn with the publication of the draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016. Contrary to the expectations arising out of several government schemes that are promoting the development of the new digital economy in India – from start-ups to the ongoing expansion of connectivity network – the Bill seems to be undoing various economic and humanitarian efforts, and other opportunities involving maps. This article by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Adya Garg was published by The Wire on May 16, 2016.
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Blog Entry Consultation on 'National Geospatial Policy' - Notes and Submission
by Anubha Sinha published Mar 29, 2016 last modified Mar 29, 2016 05:03 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has constituted a National Expert Committee for developing a draft National Geospatial Policy (NGP) to provide appropriate guidelines for collection, analysis, use, and distribution of geospatial information across India, and to assure data availability, accessibility and quality. A pre-drafting consultation meeting for the NGP was organised in Delhi on February 03, 2016. Ms. Anubha Sinha represented CIS at the meeting, and shares her notes.
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Blog Entry Comments on the National Geospatial Policy (Draft, V.1.0), 2016
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jun 01, 2016 last modified Jun 30, 2016 09:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Department of Science and Technology published the first public draft of the National Geospatial Policy (v.1.0) on May 05, 2016, and invited comments from the public. CIS submitted the following comments in response. The comments were authored by Adya Garg, Anubha Sinha, and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.
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Blog Entry CIS's Comments on the Draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 05, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is alarmed by the Draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, and has recommended that the proposed law be withdrawn in its entirety. It offered the following detailed comments as its submission.
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