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Nakshe Portal of Survey of India

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Survey of India, the National Mapping Agency to Government of India under Department of Science & Technology bears a special responsibility to ensure that the country's domain is explored and mapped suitably, provide base maps for expeditious and integrated development and ensure that all resources contribute with their full measure to the progress, prosperity and security of our country now and for the generations to come.

Government of India has come up with two major policies in Geospatial domain

As a result of National Map Policy, Survey of India began publishing new map series named Open Series Map (OSM) on 1:50K scale in it's first step primarily for supporting development activities in the country. These maps are now made available for free download from Nakshe portal.

What can be accessed in Nakshe portal?

Topographic maps or Open Series Maps (OSM) containing natural and man-made geographical features including terrain or topography are prepared by the SoI since its inception in 1767 and is in conformity with the National Map Policy-2005. These OSM maps have been made available for free download from Nakshe web portal in pdf format on 1:50,000 scale through Aaadhar enabled user authentication process.

All Indians can use the map for their Studies, researches and development Projects. Export, commercialization, alteration and any kind of illegal practices are not allowed in this pdf OSM maps. The IPR solely belongs to Survey of India.

How to use?

  • Visit the Nakshe portal
  • You need to login with your Aadhaar number. Enter the Captcha code shown in the given field.
  • On successful authentication based on your Aadhaar, a One Time Password (OTP), is sent to your registered mobile number (that linked with you Aadhaar).
  • On entering the OTP, users can download the maps in pdf format. pdf are password protected. To open pdf document please enter last eight digits of Aadhar number.
  • For any other enquiry, contact the following address
    Office of the Surveyor General of India,
    Hathibarkala Estate, DEHRADUN, PIN - 248 001
    (T) +91-135-2747051-58 Ext 4360
    (F) +91-135-2744064, 2743331
    Email - helpdesk.soi@gov.in

Source : Nakshe portal

Prasad Puranam Aug 27, 2019 08:08 PM

The download is not working .

Abhijit Apr 15, 2019 01:45 PM


ASHISH CHTURVEDI Apr 10, 2019 01:21 PM



sarma pinku Mar 27, 2019 04:41 PM

sir it is not working the NAKSHE portal
connection is not private massage come
plz suggest

shubham bhattacharjee Mar 20, 2019 08:20 AM

why it is telling privacy error every time

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