India reaches out

India reaches out


ISRO’s latest remote sensing satellite, RESOURCESAT-1, was launched by ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C5, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre-SHAR on October 17,2003. All the three cameras on board indicate excellent performance. RESOURCESAT-1 is expected to enhance the remote sensing applications, especially, in the fields of agriculture, land and water resources management, and, disaster management.

IRS Resourcesat-1 First Image
This image shows the Manasarovar (Mapam Yumco ) Lake region and the surrounding Himalayan Mountain Range. The 7,728 meter, snow-covered peak, Guerla Mandata Shan, is seen in the southern section of the image.

Mapping the Neighbourhood
An ambitious project of the Government of India – ‘Mapping the Neighbourhood by School Students’ got initiated across the nation and received international acclaim and conceptual support in the 2003. The project is about bringing mapping sciences to school students in India through participatory methods whereby they address local problems and development issues, and develop a rich local database.

NSDI India
India moved a step further in realizing its dream for a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). Over 140 delegates, from the government, the industry, technical researchers, professionals and students merged at Agra for the 3rd International NSDI Workshop. Delegates from abroad also participated in this event with theme ‘Empowering People through Geospatial Data’.