Assam GIS portal is being developed by T&D Department with the help of NIC involving all concerned (ARSAC, AMTRON, NESAC and others) in the process of developing GIS solutions for various users in the Govt. sector at the state level.
The main aim of the Project is to establish “Assam GIS” as a tool to represent resources (Natural as well as man-made) of Assam for location specific planning, decision-making and monitoring. The Project envisages establishment of Assam State Spatial Data Infrastructure for Multi-Layer GIS for planning and e-governance by taking advantage of existing & available data and ICT infrastructure resources at NIC HQ as well as State involving various stakeholders in Assam.
Digital India aims to establish end to end geo-spatial electronics delivery systems as part of Mission Mode Projects in e-Governance domain and envisages "National GIS Mission" as core foundation of location based Electronic Delivery of Services for Planning & Governance. NIC/DeitY has created Multi-Layer GIS Platform named "Bharat Maps" which depicts core foundation data as "NICMAPS", an integrated base map service using 1:50,000 scale reference data from Survey of India, ISRO, FSI, RGI and so on. This encompass 23 layers containing administrative boundaries, transport layers such as roads & railways, forest layer, settlement locations etc., including terrain map services.