India: The Indian state of Karnataka has inaugurated the Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (KSRSAC) facility at Doddabettahalli. Called ‘Doora Samvedi Bhavana, the facility can accommodate 200 scientists and administrative staff. The state chief minister also launched the Geographical Information System (GIS) portal K – GIS, which will provide data and map services to various departments of the state government. The database is said to have 54 GIS layers. Launched in 1986, KSRSAC uses satellite images and GIS in the development programmes of the state government.
Source: Business Standard