[HOT] India ban on "unofficial maps"

Carissa Brittain carissa.brittain at gmail.com
Thu May 12 18:36:35 UTC 2016

The article in Geospatial World (
http://geospatialworld.net/Professional/ViewBlog.aspx?id=477) has a link to
the May 5 draft of the bill (
but it doesn't seem to be complete.

Techdirt's article (
seems to have a more complete version:

'Carissa Brittain

On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 2:21 PM, Ralph Aytoun <ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com>

> An item for discussion.
> This particular scenario existed when I was working for Philip’s and we
> had to send to India for prior approval, an exact copy of any map of India
> that we would include in any of our atlases. It appears that India is going
> to roll this out further.
> Is this something HOT will have to get prior permission for in the event
> of a natural disaster? It certainly appears that way.
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36276754
> Regards
> Ralph Aytoun
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