[HOT] India ban on "unofficial maps"

Katja Ulbert katja.ulbert at hotosm.org
Fri May 13 09:08:59 UTC 2016


Hi Sajjad,

I have been following the discussion around this bill, thanks for 
campaigning! As Robert said, if there is any we can do as HOT community 
other than supporting on social media don´t hesitate to ask.

Keep up the good work!

Katja

On 13/05/16 05:54, Robert Banick wrote:
> Hey Sajjad —
>
> Thanks for the update. Let us know if there’s anything the global HOT 
> community can do to realistically support your campaign.
>
> Robert
>
> On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 9:13 AM Sajjad Anwar <me at sajjad.in 
> <mailto:me at sajjad.in>> wrote:
>
>     Hey everyone,
>
>     Ralph - thanks for bringing this here. A few of us have started a
>     campaign and collecting responses to the ministry to reduce the scope
>     of this bill. You can follow the conversations on
>     http://savethemap.in/
>
>     The bill in it's current state is very unlikely to get approved. Will
>     keep you posted.
>
>     Cheers,
>     Sajjad
>     (https://twitter.com/geohacker)
>
>     On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 12:06 AM, Carissa Brittain
>     <carissa.brittain at gmail.com <mailto:carissa.brittain at gmail.com>>
>     wrote:
>     > The article in Geospatial World
>     > (http://geospatialworld.net/Professional/ViewBlog.aspx?id=477)
>     has a link to
>     > the May 5 draft of the bill
>     >
>     (http://www.dst.gov.in/sites/default/files/Draft-NGP-Ver%201%20ammended_05May2016.pdf)
>     > but it doesn't seem to be complete.
>     >
>     > Techdirt's article
>     >
>     (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160509/09563834390/indias-proposed-geospatial-information-regulation-bill-would-shut-down-most-map-based-services-there.shtml)
>     > seems to have a more complete version:
>     >
>     http://mha.nic.in/sites/upload_files/mha/files/GeospatialBill_05052016_eve.pdf
>     >
>     > 'Carissa Brittain
>     >
>     > On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 2:21 PM, Ralph Aytoun
>     <ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com <mailto:ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com>>
>     > wrote:
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> 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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