The client required a digitized version of the land utilization pattern of the Maheshtala municipality area with statistics and analysis reports for the developmental planning of the municipality.
To prepare an initial level base map of the municipality, existing maps were collected from different departments. Maps with the ward boundaries were provided by the municipality.
The steps we followed are mentioned below:
Based on the prepared initial base map, a baseline survey was conducted. The purpose of the ward-wise survey was to find out detailed information about the existing natural as well as man-made features including roads, water supply network, drainage network system, sewerage network system, electricity network, railway and stations, river and other water bodies, existence of health and educational institutes, percentage of agricultural land, market areas etc.
Our surveyors conducted door-to-door, ward-wise field surveys to gather information about the holding details of the property within each ward. The information collected include the details of the person holding the land, the type of land, whether the land as mentioned on the map actually exists or not, whether any residential land is being used for commercial purpose and vice versa and so on.
The primary purpose of the demographic survey was to analyze the socio-economical status of the municipality at that time for the prioritization of necessary developmental activities.
We provided necessary solutions to interlink the existing Property Tax calculation system of the Municipality with the newly-developed GIS tools.
Based on different aspects of the municipal services, various thematic maps were prepared by combining the outcome of the demographic survey. Statistical reports with visual interpretation (charts, graphs, theme maps etc.) were prepared which were used as the tools for developmental planning.
As a final product, we delivered complete GIS-based maps indicating the properties, drainage, sewage and electricity networks, water bodies etc. of the Maheshtala municipality to enable the authorities to make well-informed decisions about the developmental planning.