Bhu-Naksha

Bhunaksha is a cadastral mapping software developed by NIC using Open source applications and libraries to facilitate management of digitized cadastral maps. With proper customization Bhunaksha can be integrated with existing Land Records application of any states that deals with textual data. Back end database Postgresql with Postgis spatial module is used for storing geometry and spatial attributes of plots and other features. Bhunaksha talks to other external ROR database which are mostly in MS Sql Server in implemented states. ROR database can be virtually in any RDBMS. The scanning, digitization, verification of cadastral maps are the pre-processes and input to Bhunaksha application. For overcoming diverse structure of ROR database in different states Bhunaksha defines certain interfaces for talking with ROR database. The interfaces are implemented differently for different states based on the structure of that state’s ROR database. In this way the same Bhunaksha application workbench can be used for any state just by plugging the particular state's implementation of ROR interfaces. Various operations like storage of the maps, display of village maps, display of a land parcels related to owners, division of land parcels, import of ETS data, creation of maps from Field measurement books(FMB) and updation of plots because of mutations. It also has an Android based light version for smartphones.
Basic Information:
Rating:
4.72222
Badges:
Application Security Audited
Version: 
3.0
Release Date: :

First Release Date :08-Jul-2011
Current Release Date :02-Dec-2013

Application Type: 
Web Application
Application availability::
Downloadable
Application Scope: 
Generic
Sectors: 
RuralDevelopment
Owner:
Sunish Kumar (sunish@nic.in)
Created On:
21-Mar-2016
Updated On:
29-Mar-2016
Keywords: 
GIS, Open Source, Map Edit, Cadastral Map, Land records, BHUNAKSHA
Services Offered
Plot map print out
Plot map in specified scale along with other information from ROR database is generated as printable report
Splitting plot during mutation
Various division methods has been implemented taking feedback from states for which the application is customized
Web Based Interface
Web based interface shows village level cadastral map integrated with owner details from ROR database
Platform
Application Server: 
Tomcat
Application Server Version: 
7
DBMS: 
Postgres
DBMS Version: 
8
Additional Requirements: 
It runs on Postgresql because Postgresql supports Geospatial Data through Postgis module. It can be made to work with other databases which implements the specified standard of Open Geospatial Consortium.
Implementation Details:
Implemented by Ministry(s): 
Ministry of Rural Development
Total number of implementation: 
14
Additional Remarks: 
It can work for states which has digitized cadatral village/sheet maps.
State: 
Andaman and Nicobar Island (UT), Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh
Productization Details
Application Developer: 
NIC
IPR and Source Owner: 
NIC