[HOT] India ban on "unofficial maps"

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Fri May 13 18:15:32 UTC 2016


Hey Sajjad,

Have you also sent comments directly to the government? You said you were
collecting responses, is that in form other than "this is bad". I am no
expert on India but some of my other contacts on my trip this week have
said they are looking for ways to make suggestions of a better approach (I
am not sure what this would be).

Best,

Kate
On May 13, 2016 8:58 AM, "Sajjad Anwar" <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> 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
> >
> > 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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