As members of open data communities, policy and academic research institutes, technical and development sector organisations, and as citizens in general, we want to express our great appreciation for the recently launched Nakshe portal. This initiative by the Survey of India to make the Open Series Map publicly available for access and use is long awaited and welcomed. We are certain that these maps would be of great use for researchers, programmers, and practitioners alike.
Following the second instruction would require publishing the data in an open geospatial data standards, such as KML or GML, as specified in the Implementation Guidelines for NDSAP, v.2.2.
sumandro cThe recently launched Government Open Data License - India (https://data.gov.in/government-open-data-license-india), notified under the NDSAP 2012, has introduced a common official license for publishing open data by government agencies. Using this license for sharing Open Series Maps data will ensure that users do not have to suffer from uncertainties regarding permitted uses of the data, and will also meet the instruction given under NDSAP 2012.