Lanka to launch new map soon | Sunday Observer

Lanka to launch new map soon

Sri Lanka will launch a new map by the end of this monthe following changes to its shoreline due to projects such as the Colombo Port City and the Hambantota Port, the Survey Department said.

“The Survey Department has completed the compilation of the new map series of the island following developmental changes in the past five years,” said Surveyor General, Survey Department P.M.P. Udayakantha.

He said the Colombo Port City Project, the Hambantota Port project and the Moragahakanda reservoir were the main reasons for the changes to Sri Lanka's coastline and land extent.

He said highways and other development projects constructed within the past five years were also included in the new map. "This new map series was compiled with the help of satellite images. The previous map series was compiled with the help of aerial photographs.

This time we used high resolution satellite images for the changes and develop this new map series,” Udayakantha said. The printed series of new map will be released by end of March.


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