Islamabad: According to news reported on April 16, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Building Control Wing (South Division) has used cutting-edge geo-tagging technology to identify 597 unlawful structures dispersed throughout Islamabad. The Building Control Wing's (South Division) jurisdiction includes both authorized and unauthorized commercial structures, and the first phase of geo-tagging properties started around three months ago. It was emphasized that CDA originally planned to use the data gathered by this technology to improve internal processes and later planned to make this information available to citizens (via its official website).
According to the sources, the Directorate of Enforcement has been properly provided with a list of unapproved properties together with their exact coordinates so that a correction plan may be developed. The data will eventually be made accessible on the authority's official website, according to the CDA Information Technology Directorate. The officials of the authority applauded this digital outreach as a crucial step in educating the public and raising awareness to reduce any future liabilities. In the past, information was only kept in physical files because there was no comprehensive automated system for centralized data collecting.
However, a recent thorough field survey made use of geo-tagging through Google Maps, seamlessly fusing important details with accurate building positions. The public will have access to a thorough database of data spanning both industrial and residential structures once it is made available online, which will speed up decision-making in the future. With only one click, customers will be able to quickly acquire location coordinates, dimensions, conditions, legal standings, and ownership details.