Workshop On NUIS, 2012
National Urban Information System (NUIS) is a National Mission initiated by Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in 2006 for Generation of multiscale (10,000, 2000, 1000) Hierarchial Urban Geospatial Database on Thematic content using Satellite, Aerial and GPR techniques. In Phase-I, 152 towns representing all States/UTs in the country have been selected. The project has been executed by Town & Country Planning Organization (TCPO), Survey of India (SOI) and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC/ISRO). The Thematic Database at 1:10,000 scale has been prepared using Cartosat-1 (PAN) 2.5m and IRS P6 LISS IV MX 5.8m satellite data. It has been carried out by NRSC in association with 25 Partner Institutions (PIs) such as State Remote Sensing Application Centres, and other premier institutes like CEPT, BIT. One day National Workshop on “NUIS Scheme with Special emphasis on Bhuvan” for all the Stakeholders was organized on 31st July, 2012 at NRSC, Hyderabad. The stakeholders include Principal Secretaries, MA & UD of all States & UTs, Directors / Deputy Directors of State Town Planning Departments, Metropolitan Commissioners of UDAs, Commissioners of Municipalities / ULBs, Member-Secretary, NCRPB, New Delhi, Chief Regional Planner / Urban Planners, TCPs. 160 officials attended the workshop. The workshop discussed on NUIS Database Utilization for urban planning, Capacity Building & Training of State Nodal Agencies and Outreach through Bhuvan. The Technical session included Toolkit for formulation of Master Plan and Demonstration of Bhuvan services for Town Planners including a case study of Khammam. The Breakout sessions were arranged to demonstrate the NUIS and NUDBI database to the respective Local Bodies and Nodal Agencies from Towns & Cities in States / UTs.