Maj Gen Rafiq Ur Rehman, HI(M) , Surveyor General of Pakistan
Welcome to the official website of Survey of Pakistan. It is an honor and privilege to have you here. This website offers a concise overview of the Survey of Pakistan’s mandate and functions, administrative organization, core activities, products, services and other relevant information about the department.
The Survey of Pakistan serves as the country’s Sole National Mapping Organization, continuing the legacy of the pre-partition Royal Survey of India. We take great pride in our 76 years of continuous existence since independence, a significant achievement for any public organization.
Our primary focus is to provide quality services in the fields of Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial information to meet the demands of both public and private sector users. All the proceeds generated from our activities contribute to the establishment of state-of-the-art Spatial Database Repository in the country.
Over the years, our department has played a pivotal role in numerous planning and development activities across the nation. Notable projects include Survey and Mapping of Basha Dam, Preliminary Survey for Islamabad and Gwadar Master Plans, Survey of Kachhi Canal and Sindh Katcha Area, the establishment of the National Geodetic Control Network and the publication of various essential resources like Pakistan Atlas, Topographic Map Series, Guide Maps, Tourist Maps, District Maps and the Official Map of Pakistan.
To keep pace with rapid technological advancements, we maintain active membership in prestigious 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). Our department is equipped with the latest technology in the field of Geo-information handling and management, and we are working towards the establishment of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure and a new geodetic datum for the country. Regular updates to our human resources capabilities ensure that we can effectively utilize new technologies.
At the Survey of Pakistan, we are committed to playing our part in providing services for the growth and prosperity of the country with utmost sincerity, integrity and dedication while upholding the noble traditions of out profession. Once again, we extend our warmest welcome and hope that you find our website informative and useful.
I am honored to communicate this message as the 26th Surveyor General of Pakistan.