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Indian state to release RS images online

Nagpur, India: Maharashtra Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MRSAC) in India is all set to come up with an online collection of the remote sensing (RS) images it has been capturing in last two decades. This announcement was made on the occasion of the organisation’s 18th Foundation Day. The occasion also marked the release of MRSAC’s new logo.

“The difference would be that while Google provides satellite images, we would make use of the images obtained and change them into more reader friendly maps. They would give the people an insightful look into the various aspects of the state like topography and availability of various resources. Everything from the designing to uploading is being done in-house by us,” said Vinod Bothale, Director, MRSAC.

“Maharashtra is the only state in the country that makes use of technologies like remote sensing for planning,” stated Satish Wate, Director of National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri), who was the chief guest on the occasion. He also hailed the part that MRSAC played for the environmental scientists like him by providing detailed information of the resources like land, water and forests.

Source: TOI