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The Survey of India1

Nature volume 88, page 389 (18 January 1912) | Download Citation



THE report of the operations of the Survey of India A during the year 1909–101. has just been issued by Colonel S. G. Burrard, R.E., F.R.S., the Officiating Surveyor-General. During the year the new scheme of reorganisation which had been approved was brought into operation, and in it provision is made for three topographical circles, the northern, southern, and eastern, each under a superintendent. Four topographical survey parties are allotted to each, and there are six trigonometrical parties under the direction of the Superintendent of Trigonometrical Surveys. Details are given of the topographical work executed in each of the three circles, and maps show the distribution of the areas surveyed and the portions which have been surveyed since October, 1905. The forest surveys were carried out in almost every case by the particular topographical parties in whose spheres of work the forests lay, and were mainly on the scale of 2 inches to 1 mile.

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