[SDI-AsiaPacific] Bangladesh extends digital mapping project
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Tue Jul 14 02:34:07 EDT 2009
Bangladesh extends digital mapping project
The Bangladesh government is set to bring all major cities under an extended digital mapping project, to better execute development programmes.
An ECNEC meeting on chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the 'Improvement of the Digital Mapping System of Survey of Bangladesh' at an estimated cost of Tk 181.43 crore.
The digital topographic survey will be launched by the Bangladesh Survey Department at all divisional headquarters across the country. The project paper states that the aim is to prepare and supply highly detailed digital topographical data to better plan and execute public and private sector development programmes.
The revised mapping project is likely to be completed in 2016 under the new project, 160 digital topographic maps of 1:5000 scale and 160 databases will be created in the five other divisional headquarters” said planning secretary Habibullah Majumdar.
[Source: GIS Development]
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