India has liberalised regulations applying to acquisition and production of geospatial data and services. The liberalisations also include surveying and mapping. It has enabled Indian private firms to work without prior approvals. The new mapping policy is expected to spur innovation across sectors. Firms can now acquire, collect, generate, disseminate, store, share, distribute and create geospatial data. This will be within the Indian territory, including underwater by using geospatial technologie. But there’s a value for mapping and sensitive and restricted areas will be regulated.