Tuesday, August 25, 2009


The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched a mapping application website named “BHUVAN” means “Earth” in Sanskrit . The main aim of this design is to give better 3D satellite images of India and provides features of the nation. It looks similar to Google Earth but its design promised to give more extended features than Google especially in its resolution. Bhuvan. It enables us to view each nook and corner of India except the places of military and nuclear importance.

This 3D mapping tool uses images taken by ISRO’s seven remote sensing satellites, including Cartosat-1 and Cartosat-2 which was taken a year ago. This satellite can even capture the images of objects as small as a car on a road. We can see the images in 3D viewing environment with the least spatial resolution being 55 meters from Advanced Wide Field Sensor (AWifs). Bhuvan maps up to 10 meters as compared to 200 meters of Google and 50 meters of Wikipedia.

This prestigious achievement has been carried entirely by National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), which is a part of ISRO located in Hyderabad. The entire nation salutes the work made by ISRO in bringing the technology in the hands of the people.

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