Monday, March 21, 2011

About Data Analysis

Remote sensing data are being used to map/monitor/survey/manage various natural resources of the country under National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS) programmes. Funded by various user ministries and ISRO/DOS, these programmes have been generating valuable spatial data assets and information solutions.

Several areas of application such as Agriculture, Soil, Bio-resources and Environment, Ocean Resources, Water Resources, Rural Development, Urban Development, and Disaster Management etc., which are of direct consequence to the nation are executed by ISRO/DOS centers like National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Space Application Centre (SAC), Regional Remote Sensing Service Centres (RRSSCs), North Eastern - Space Application Centre (NE - SAC) and State Remote Sensing Centers and State/Central Agencies.

Five were set up in Bangalore, Dehra Dun, Jodhpur, Kharagpur and Nagpur support the various remote sensing tasks specific to their regions as well as at the national level. A separate Space Center with both Remote Sensing and Communication facilities has been set up in the northeastern part of the country.

These centers have sophisticated computer facilities for image analysis and GIS to cater to the user’s needs and participate actively in areas like disaster management, software development, agro-climatic planning, national drinking water mission, national resources census, large scale mapping, etc, besides taking up projects for various ministries and departments.