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ISRO launches new version of GIS, image processing software

Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 00:59

Ahmedabad: The Space Application Centre (SAC),
part of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Thursday
launched a new version of its indigenous software IGIS for
analysis of GIS and image processing data.

The version 1.1 of IGIS (integrated GIS and image
processing software) was launched by director of SAC, Dr R R
Navalgund at a function here.

"IGIS is a software which is indigenously developed
catering to the needs of our own satellite data and is
available at a low cost to academic institutions," Navalgund
told reporters here.

"It can provide information like crop production in India,
ground water availability, change in water levels of
reservoirs, what is happening to mangroves, results of
afforestation. In short it would be useful for all natural
resources," he said.

Navalgund, however, said that though new modules have been
added to the IGIS 1.1 version, it still lacked capability to
analyse microwave data.

"IGIS will not be complete without tools for analyzing
microwave data. Within six to eight months time, we would be
launching a satellite that would provide data in microwave
form. And so if we want to analyze the data we need the
tools," he said, adding that in next few months the people
who designed the IGIS could upgrade it further to be able to
analyse microwave data.


First Published: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 00:59
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