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ISRO helps Tumkur univ set up GIS centre

Tumkur, India: Tumkur University in association with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set up Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System. A state-of-the-art laboratory is being established at University Science College at a cost of INR 70 lakh where the university has provided the infrastructure at a cost of INR 15 lakh. 
The Centre will help research in geology, history and archaeology studies. The Centre will also be collecting data on availability of ground water, bio-diversity, green cover, fisheries and mineral availability in the district. The data will not only contribute to further studies and research but will also be used for strategies on economic development of the region. Different sections of the society, especially farmers, will be benefited by the project, said HOD for studies and research in Physics Dr H Nagabhushana, who is leading the Centre’s activities.
Data collected regionally can be compared with those of ISRO, which are collected through satellites and later can be cross-checked, which helps research studies.
An automated weather station will work in co-ordination by collecting the minutest data of the region.Since, Tumkur is one of the regions which are rich in minerals and have stone quarries and mining areas, the Baba Atomic Research Centre will monitor the radiation through GIS and Remote Sensing Centre’s data, informed Nagabhushan.
Source: expressbuzz.com