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Legal Capsule by SAMVĀD: PARTNERS

National Geospatial Policy, 2022 A Guiding  Light for Implementation of Geospatial Regulations in India Introduction: The National Geospatial Policy of India (“ NGP ”) was notified on 29th December 2022 by the Department of Science and Technology (" DST "). Geospatial data includes location-specific data, and information on terrestrial and sub-terrestrial features, weather patterns, statistics on mobility, natural phenomenon etc., and is a valuable resource to both public and private sector entities. A precursor to the NGP were the Guidelines for acquiring and producing Geospatial Data and Geospatial Data Services including Maps (“ Guidelines ”) dated February 15, 2021, also issued by the DST. Prior to the introduction of the Guidelines, geospatial data was governed largely by the Survey of India (" SoI "), the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Finance. These regulatory authorities placed several restrictions on the access, use and dissemination of geospatial