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ISRO’s geoportal boosts g-governance

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUPRIYA KUMARASWAMY
Published Jan 12, 2017, 3:32 am IST
Updated Jan 12, 2017, 4:03 am IST
Talking on the sidelines of Karnataka ICT Summit 2017 in the city, the chairman of ISRO, A. S. Kiran Kumar, said that Bhuvan is the application-enabled platform for hosting government data, collaborating and crowdsourcing.
 Talking on the sidelines of Karnataka ICT Summit 2017 in the city, the chairman of ISRO, A. S. Kiran Kumar, said that Bhuvan is the application-enabled platform for hosting government data, collaborating and crowdsourcing.

BENGALURU: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has built a geo-portal called Bhuvan, which provides high resolution remote-sensing data for visualization.

Talking on the sidelines of Karnataka ICT Summit 2017 in the city, the chairman of ISRO, A. S. Kiran Kumar, said that Bhuvan is the application-enabled platform for hosting government data, collaborating and crowdsourcing.  

The software application is tailored to view Indian region and its content is available in four languages. Bhuvan helps various government departments access geographical data and provides a host of other services for g-governance (use of geospatial technology to enable policy-makers take informed decisions).

“The geoportal offers terrain-corrected satellite data and geophysical products, at free of cost, through ISRO's National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) located in Hyderabad,” Kumar said. “It enables host of services in the areas of disaster mitigation, weather services, land and ocean applications,” he added.

He also added that the portal has over 400,000 downloads, 52,000 registered users and 1 million unique visitors.

“Bhuvan acts like cloud for government departments by providing standardized set of geographical data and application tools for g-governance to over 30 central ministries and more than 20 State governments in the country,” Kumar said.

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