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India to launch Bhuvan in March 2009
By    siliconindia news bureau
Tuesday,23 December 2008, 15:07 hrs IST
New Delhi: In what may be a remarkable development in real time exercises like disaster management and military operations, India will launch Bhuvan, the country's version of Google Earth in March 2009 from Indian Space Research organization (ISRO). Bhuvan will be able to deliver high resolution imagery data of the order of five meter, and is expected to give better quality for data than Google Earth.

"Though Google Earth can provide high resolution data in the order of less than a meter, those data are two to three year old. It cannot be of much use for any real-time exercise. Whereas Bhuvan will provide the relevant data for any real-time exercise," said S K Pathan, Head, Geo Informatics Data Division, ISRO.

"Bhuvan, which means earth, will get the images from the satellites and provide high resolution imagery data of the order of five meter. It can show the topography, altitude, depth and other features of any specific locations," he added. Such information are necessary when undertaking a massive exercise like flood management or post-cyclone disaster mitigation.

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1 All the best ISRO
Posted by: Kiran Sarikonda Wednesday, December 24, 2008
2 I’ve always dreamt to see India the world No.1 I can contribute in that
path to India in any which ways possible…. India marching on the Road to
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3 Let the world know that we can do better. All the best
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4 this will make INDIA to stand among technically devoluped countries.
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