To help ward level as well as department level administration, MASHAL an NGO working for better urban governance –approached PMC with the idea of preparing a Map Based Information System. The PMC administration had recently undertaken several changes. Administration had been decentralized as per 74th Amendment of the Constitution of India. There are fourteen administrative wards and ward-level committees were formed. The city also extended its limits by inclusion of fringe villages to its boundaries. Build-operate and Transfer (BOT) cell of PMC approved the proposal where PMC’s departments and ward offices provide factual information and MASHAL converted the information in to digitized maps.