Topographic maps of India to be available online for free – Hindustan Times

These maps of India are available online and don’t even cost anything so anyone can get hold of them easily. You can study these if you want to know more about the country and its unique geography. Maps are helpful, especially topographical ones. They show different land forms and other information you might need if you want to travel.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Nakshe portal (Hindi for maps) features more than 3000 topographic maps.
  • These maps include natural and manmade geographical features, topographic maps are 3-D because they capture the heights of features.
  • Currently only people with an Aadhar card can access the database of topographical maps and the names of the places are in English.

“On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Survey of India (SoI) established in 1767, the science minister, Harsh Vardhan launched the Nakshe portal that is Hindi for maps.”