The Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) organised a National Symposium on “Remote SensingApplications for Natural Resources: Retrospective and Perspective” on completion of the 50 year of Indian Independence as well as the 25 years of the Indian Remote Sensing Programme. The symposium was held at Bangalore during Jan 19 –21, 1999. The society has been organising National Symposium in the country as an annual activity, on different themes, coinciding with its annual convention.
This year’s symposium was attended by over 300 participants from the areas of Remote Sensing belonging to Governmental and non-governmental organisations, industries and academia. There were about 20 invited presentations in different themes in addition to about 50 oral presentations and equal number of poster presentations. Mr. Ravi Gupta, Editor [email protected] had also presented a paper on “RS and GIS in India: Emerging Challenges”. There was a separate session for the presentation by industry and entrepreneurs. An exhibition was also organised which was actively participated by commercial and non-commercial agencies, vendors and manufacturers of software and hardware related to Remote Sensing, Image Processing, GIS, GPS and Cartography, etc.