National Urban Information System
Urban environment is undergoing a radical change with far reaching implications. A rapid impetus and thrust is being given to the development of urban areas on sustainable basis to meet the increasing demand of urban population for housing, infrastructure, green space with comprising the natural resources assets and quality of life.
In order to meet this requirement, the Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India launched the National Urban Information System (NUIS) scheme in the year with equitable representation from all States. An authentic geospatial database on 1:10,000 scale derived from remote sensing satellite data and GIS techniques is envisaged to monitor and manage the growth and development of urban landscape by the urban planners and civic authorities under NUIS scheme.
The project started in 2009 and the final report was compiled in 2011.