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ISRO to assist defence forces

Ahmedabad, India

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has joined hands with Scanpoint Geomatics Limited (SGL) to assist defence forces in strategic planning and analysing data. SGL will develop imaging software for the defence forces.

The project will start next month and will be completed by October this year. SGL has already developed an imaging software. When ISRO decided to develop an indigenous GIS software in 2003, SGL outbid 13 companies, including some multinationals, to bag the project. The software is being used in sectors like telecom, infrastructure, urban planning, agriculture and environment.

R R Navalgund, director of space application centre, launched the latest version of the software on Thursday. “The new project would be an extension of the previous project, focussing on defence needs. We have already spent about Rs 45 crore on the project,” said Ramesh Sojitra, managing director of SGL.

Source: timesofindia.com