भूमि व्यवस्था,सहकारी तथा गरिबी निवारण मन्त्रालय
Topographical Survey and Landuse Mangement Division under Survey Department, Ministry of Land Management, Co-operatives and Poverty Alleviation, Government of Nepal is the organization which prepare topographical base maps, land resources maps, district maps, administrative maps , thematic maps, landuse maps etc. and provide services as well as information. Initailly , it was established as the Topographical Survey unit in 1972 (2030 B.S. Shrawan) and upgraded as Topographical Survey Branch in 1976.Now the branch followed as Topographical Survey and Landuse Mangement Division from 2018.
With the UNDP assistance in 1976, this branch was able to procure major surveying equipment and to strengthen its technical manpower through training at home and abroad. With the assistance of Japan Government topographical maps of Lumbini zone was prepared. Similarly with the asssitance of Finland Government topographical maps of country except Lumbini zone was prepared in 1990-2001. Whole Country is covered by 706 sheets of 1:25000 and 1:50000 scale.Now a days this branch is updating topographical base maps, preparing landuse maps, land capability maps, soil maps and administrative maps of Nepal and other activities related to maps. Today this branch has more than 100 employees working in various posts with 5 major technical sections.
The available maps and services are as follows;
The five sections along with functions are:
Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing Section
Cartographic and Printing Section
Landuse Expert Section
Topographical Survey Department
The Deputy Director General
Topographical Survey Branch
Minbhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal