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National Mapping and GIS section is primarily responsible of creating, updating and maintenance of the base maps of the Maldives, produce authoritative boundary maps, establish the national GIS as well as portals for dissemination of spatial information as Maps.

What is a Map?

A map is almost universally a two-dimensional representation of a piece of three-dimensional space. A maps serve’s two functions; they act as a spatial database and as a communication device. The science of making maps is called cartography.

Basic map characteristics tell the reader where an object is (location) and what the object is (its attributes). Maps are also simplified reductions and abstractions of selected real world areas that have attributes of scale, resolution, and are defined onto a projection that distorts the curved surface of the earth onto a flat surface.


Onemap is the authoritative source for the National map of Maldives developed and maintained by the Maldives Land and Survey Authority under it’s mandate of creating the National Chart and maintaining the National land registry. Visit Onemap.

For more information about onemap please refer to our information page .

Council Boundaries (Ihthisaas) under Decentralization Act

As per the decentralization act (Article No: 56-1) Iththisaas of councils have been declared by the president. MLSA provides assistance in producing the official Ihthisaas maps.

Please find below gazzeted links of Ihthisaas and its subsequent revisions: