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Bhuvan Geoportal of NRSC/ISRO

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Bhuvan is an online geoportal, that was released in 2009, which initially focused on image and map visualisation services but has diversified over a period of time. However, the versatility and diverse applications on Bhuvan platform have grown over a period of time. This has resulted in dramatic increase in its user base, services and outreach. There are more than 20,000 unique visitors every month, about 2.5 GB of data transfer occurs every day, and about 2,60,000 products downloads so far. In persuit of improving the spatial resolution of the satellite data product, Bhuvan could deploy IRS data at 2.5 m for the entire country and at the same time introduced 1 m natural color images for around 200 cities. Bhuvan is known for its frequent updates and App releases, Bhuvan saw more than 57 new releases during 2013-14 alone. This platform provides versatile viewing capabilities, such as, 2D, 2.5D, 3D and photo-realistic textured pictures draped on the image-based footprint to provide a unique viewing/ animation capabilities on the fly.
Chief Data Officer
Name: Dr. Vinod M Bothale
Group Director, Geoportals & Web GIS Services
Ministry/State/Department: Department of Space
Indian Space Research Organization
National Remote Sensing Centre
  • +91 4023884587
National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Govt. of India, Balanagar, Hyderabad - 500037