Maj Gen Saeed Akhtar, HI(M) , Surveyor General of Pakistan
It is an honour and privilege to welcome you to the Survey of Pakistan’s official website. The site provides a summary of the Survey of Pakistan’s mandate and functions, its administrative organisation, core activities, products and services, and information on and about the department.
Survey of Pakistan serves as the Sole National Mapping Organization for the country. The organization has been established in the present form as a successor to the pre-partition Royal Survey of India. The continuous existence for 74 years since independence for any public organization is a matter of pleasure with significant pride.
Survey of Pakistan is a Sole National Mapping Agency that is fully dedicated to delivering quality service in the field of Surveying, Mapping, and geospatial information domain to meet the public, private sector users' demands. All of our proceeds contribute to building a state-of-the-art Spatial Database Repository in the country.
The department has played an anchor role in the majority of planning and development activities within the country. Including but not limited to Surveys & Mapping for Bhasha Dam, Preliminary Survey for Islamabad Master Plan and Gawadar Master Plan, Survey of Kachhi Canal and Sindh Katcha Area, the establishment of National Geodetic Control Network, publishing of Pakistan Atlas, Topographic Map Series for the entire country on scale 1:50,000 & 1:250,000, the general-purpose thematic maps including Guide maps, Tourist maps, District Maps and the Official Map of Pakistan.
To keep with the pace of rapid technological advancement, the department is a regular member of various international surveying and mapping organizations such as the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), International Cartographic Association (ICA), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE).
Further, the department is enriched with the latest technology in the field of Geo-information handling and management. The department is also going forward to the establishment of National Spatial Data Infrastructure and new geodetic datum for the country. To cope up with the dynamics of new technologies, the department is regularly updating its human resource capabilities.
Survey of Pakistan is committed to performing its contributory role in providing services for the growth and prosperity of the country with sincerity, integrity, and dedication, keeping the noble traditions of the profession.
I am honored to communicate this message as the 25th Surveyor General of Pakistan.