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Asia, Air Survey of Nepal

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  • Publication Year: 1949

Air Survey of Nepal. Anderson Bakewell, S. J., now at De Nobili College, Poona, has drawn our attention to a Reuter dispatch of January 1949 concerning a projected "topographical map of 29,000 sq[uare] miles of catchment areas of the three main rivers of the Gurkha country.” The Air Survey Company of India, Ltd., a subsidiary of the British Fairey Aviation Company, has undertaken the work and plans to operate 14 aircraft from its base at Dum Dum. It is hoped that the necessary aerial photography will be completed in two seasons, totalling 14 months, and finished maps in two and a half years.

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