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  • ESRI

    ArcGIS Server, Engine, Explorer, Extensions, ArcPad, ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView, ArcReader, Map Objects
  • TelventArcFM (ArcGIS AM/FM/GIS)
  • Autodesk

    AutoDesk Map, AutoDesk Mapguide, AutoDesk Civil/Survey, AutoDesk Land Desktop
  • Bentley

    Microstation J, Microstation Geographics
  • Open source GIS

    GRASS, Quantum GIS, gvSIG, GeoServer, MapServer, OpenLayers
  • MapInfo

    MapInfo Extreme, MapInfo Professional
  • Databases

    PostGIS, MySQL Spatial, Oracle Spatial, MS SQL Server 2008, PostgreSQL, Spatialware
  • Photogrammetry

    Leica Photogrammetry Suite, Summit Evolution, DAT/EM
  • LiDAR

    TerraScan, TerraModeler, ERDAS Imagine, Bentley Microstation
  • Orthophoto

    Leica Mosaic Pro, Adobe Photoshop
  • Laser Scanning & 3D Building

    Leica cyclone, Leica cloudworks, Rapidform Version xor, Geomagic Version 11
  • Land Administration - Land Information Systems Case Study

    Property enumeration and web mapping of ward 76 Bangalore

    Develop a GIS and MIS for e-Governance and corporation administration

    Background and Objectives

    BMP is the Municipal Corporation of Bangalore City responsible for administering all engineering, health and revenue activities. The city is divided into various wards based on locality for efficient functioning. The project area was 4.9 sq kms covering Ward 76, which represents the prime area of the city with highest revenue collection. The objectives of the project were:

    • Development of a model city programme with a real world situation to formulate and develop a geographic and management information system for improving the corporation administration
    • Development of database template by collecting and digitizing all property tax assessment registers
    • Augmentation through well-planned and managed field surveys along with preparation of notational property maps

    Key Aspects of the Project

    • Played a vital role in the reassessment strategy by easy classification of property depending on landuse, type of construction, floor level of unit, neighborhood, area and front/back street accessibility
    • Significantly improved the ability of BCC officials to defend assessments from taxpayer challenges
    • Systematic planning for cost-effective infrastructure investment and improved service provision & maintenance
    • Tax enhancement projections
      • Calculation based on total number of unassessed properties
      • Checking the actual tax being paid and regularizing the same
      • Rationalising the taxation rates
      • Based on hypothetical revenue model involving 6 representative zones
      • Projected tax enhancement is 120 percent
      • Two-fold increase in tax that could be collected

    Services Rendered and Methodology

    • Computerization of tax records
    • Creation of base map at 1:7000 scale
    • Creation of rough field maps and preparation of questionnaires for property enumeration

      Creation of rough field maps and preparation of questionnaires for property enumeration
    • Property enumeration and field survey
      • Marking of properties on base map
      • Matching tax records on the site and indicating property ID on the marked properties
      • Classification of properties based on land use such as residential, commercial etc.
      • Cross verification of survey data for authentication
    • Database design and development

      GIS database design and development
    • Development of a web-based geographical and management information system by linking property maps with the database to help in property assessment and improve revenue generation.
      • Porting the property maps & database on Autodesk MapGuide server
      • Authoring of the ported data defining accessibility, display, and analysis & report generation privileges to the end user
      • Preparing user-friendly front-end application on MapGuide to work on Internet browsers
    • Analytical capabilities included:
      • Identification of property land-use according to residential and commercial establishments
      • Determination of assessed and unassessed properties
      • Trend of rental/self owned properties
      • Total collection of revenue cross-linked to BMP database
      • Total tax collection projected based on increase in no. of assesses, existing tax paid and rationalizing the taxation structure

        Total tax collection calculation using GIS

    Tools Used:

    • MS Excel & MS Access database
    • Visual Basic for GUI
    • AutoCAD Map 2000 and MapGuide for GIS