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National Mission on Geomorphological & Lineament Mapping
Landform and Lineament mapping are best done from satellite data because of its synoptic capability. The temporal dynamics of landforms especially fluvial, coastal and glacial landform can be monitored using mutli date satellite data Geoscience Group in association with Geological Survey of India has taken up a major activity of carrying out geomorphological and lineament mapping for the entire country on 1:50,000 scale. These map is an important geo-scientific data base which when integrated with geological, geophysical and geochemical data will provide solution to the applied geological problems.
National geomorphological and lineament mapping on 1:50,000 scale was carried out using a new genesis-based classification system for the first time in India. An exhaustive 417 types of landform were mapped.