The Ministry of Finance prohibited the export of Maps and Geospatial data of spatial accuracy and value finer than the threshold values as specified in Annexure-I.
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 11 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 227- CUSTOMS/F. No. 405/3/80-CUS.III, 29th November, 1980, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i), except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such suppression, the Central Government on being satisfied that for the maintenance of the security of India, it is necessary so to do, prohibited the export of Maps and Geospatial data of spatial accuracy and value finer than the threshold values as specified in Annexure-I appended to the notification.
The notification read that the export of Maps and Geospatial data with attributes mentioned in Annexure – II appended to the notification shall be restricted as per the sensitive attributes as specified in column (3) of the Table under the said Annexure-II.
It further stated the threshold values as specified in the Guidelines issued by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India on the 15th February 2021;
Firstly, on-site spatial accuracy – one meter for horizontal or Planimetry and three meters for vertical or Elevation.
Secondly, Gravity anomaly – one milli-gal.
Thirdly, vertical accuracy of Bathymetric data in Territorial Waters – ten meters for up to five hundred meters from the shore-line and one hundred meters beyond that.
Citation: No. 82/2022-Customs (N.T.)