India: National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) established a new Outreach Facility at Jeedimetla Campus in Hyderabad to cater to the ever growing requirements of capacity building in Space-based applications.
The facility was inaugurated by Shri A.S.Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO / Secretary, Department Of Space on June 26, 2017. This facility caters to several activities like Training and Capacity Building, Information Kiosks, Content Generation, Outsourcing and Mass Communication, which could be conducted in parallel.
The facility, in its form, has large number of thin client systems connected to database servers and Bhuvan Geo-portal for massive content preparation. In addition, user has access to satellite data and various applications software for meeting specific requirements of NRSC. Student community and industry can fully take advantage of this facility for various developmental activities.
Students and faculty members from various academic institutions including Telangana State Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions were actively participated in the inauguration. Technical presentations were also made by enthusiastic students on High value Menthol Mint crops, Geo-tagging applications of MGNREGA and other Remote Sensing & GIS applications.
Presentations were also done on mobile app “Bhuvan – Aahar”, a new application for food donor and the food receiver with a focus on facilitating the food dissemination to needy. Specific application on Bhuvan Kiosk was also demonstrated during the occasion.
Chairman, ISRO interacted with all the participants on various aspects of the project works undertaken by them. He was also of the opinion that the benefits of space technology developments should reach the common man and youth should join this endeavor in large number.
He urged the Academia and Industries to utilize the facilities, made available at Jeedimetla, to the fullest extent and provide best possible solutions to the scientific challenges and help in national development.