Urban Studies

National Urban Information System (NUIS)

National Urban Information System (NUIS) is a National Mission initiated by Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in 2006 for generation of 1:10,000 scale urban geospatial database for 152 towns on thematic content using high resolution satellite data.

To enhance the utilisation of NUIS geospatial databases and to build the capacity of Urban Local bodies (ULBs) in using remote sensing and GIS technology, a customized web application Bhuvan-NUIS was developed. NUIS GIS database has been hosted on Bhuvan platform and Bhuvan-NUIS application enables uers to access, edit, manage and utilise the data for Master Plan formulation. 2200 town planning personnel covering all States/UTs have been trained in this application.