The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will soon launch an array of satellites that will provide rare images. Images from these satellites would support the ongoing work on developing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). By the third week of October, the IRS P6 (Resource Sat 1) will be launched with a five meter spectral colour image, linear self-imaging and a self-scanner camera.
ISRO had recently developed a full-fledged, end-to-end NSDI prototype with help from the Geographic Information System industry. However, for NSDI to be fully developed, there are many more steps, including designing database schemas, server design, networks and access protocols and policies.
Source: Hindustan Times
20th September 2003