With the unveiling of India's first geo map satellite mapping system, 'Bhuvan' by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). india is reaching a new platform on space and mapping in world scenario.bhuvan is a browser based software tool that lets the user view rotate, map, zoom into any country any location map like google earth.this lets u find and view your private car in the lane as the same mapping done by google maps but more closer.not only you can view it can also can be used for measuring, drawing, saving, printing and visualizing thematic information.the Bhuvan project demonstrates the country’s expertise in both information and space technology.
the map data provided by bhuvan is not very current but almost 1-3 years old map. ISRO took pictures from seven remote sensing satellites, including Cartosat-1 and Cartosat-2; various sensors on board of IRS (Indian Remote Sensing) satellites transposes map pictures on a virtual3-D globe what we see in terraexplorer to combine and form detail maps.
bhuvan has been designed to behave as bandwidth friendly as it can be considering the viewers would be mostly from India,beside general map of all over the earth most emphasis has been given to India and bhuvan offers best resolutions over the Indian sub-continent presently.with this resolution u can even see a vehicle in move quite closely.
ISRO Chairman, G Madhavan added, "With Bhuvan, we will be able to produce very local information which will be specific to only our own country. This information available from this mapping system will be useful in addressing very local problems like floods, famines, infrastructure development, education and much more."
“Bhuvan is one project where high technology will benefit common people. In the current economic slowdown, if someone needs to analyze land for a project, the platform could be used and at no cost,” said Nag, a former surveyor general of India.
access the ISRO bhuvan site :http://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/