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Introduction

Government of Gujarat has established the Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG) in the year 1997, earlier known as Remote Sensing and Communication Centre (RESECO) as a state level nodal agency, operating under Department of Science and Technology of Govt. of Gujarat. It is persistently making efforts to enhance the growth and development of the state through its multidimensional activities.

Activities

Satellite Communication (SATCOM) is the programme for the promotion and facilitation of the use of broadcasting and teleconferencing networks for distant interactive trainings, education and extension. It consists of subsidiary networks of various educational institutions, state government departments etc.,. This arrangement facilitates easier and faster interaction in the developmental and educational activities of the state. This programme is supported by digital uplink Earth stations, TV Studio and transmission facility at this Institute. This is being used extensively by the education department and developed interschool. The plans to enhance this facility are underway.

Remote Sensing Applications programme are in: (i) Inventory, Mapping, Developmental Planning and Monitoring of natural and man-made resources, (ii) Characterisation, Planning and Prioritization of watersheds for ground water prospecting, (iii) recharge zoning, mapping and monitoring of water bodies, (iv) land cover mapping, cadastral level planning for resource utilization and management, (v) Crop acreage and production estimation, crop condition assessment, spatial DSS for Agriculture planning and Management, support for precision Farming, (v) Thematic mapping for Coastal areas, coastal zone information system and related studies, (vi) Disaster Management, decision support system for flood, (vii) Geo-spatial services for disaster management, (vii) GIS mapping for earthquake affected areas, (viii) cyclone mapping and mitigation measures, (ix) development of customized software for decision making and web based solution for disaster management.

Geographic Information system (GIS) Applications programme are in (i) conceptualization, creation and organization of multipurpose common digital database for sectoral/integrated decision support systems, (ii) Urban and regional planning, (iii) Municipal GIS, (iv) valuation zone information system, (v) land fill site identification for solid waste Management, (vi) Urban footprint mapping, and (vii) Regional planning and urban growth monitoring. Global Navigation Satellite System is used for Location Based Services, Geo-referencing, Engineering applications and Research.

Photogrammetry programmme are in (i) Generation of Digital Elevation Model, (ii) Terrain characterization, (iii) Resources planning, (iv) Road GIS, (v) Rural Connectivity Analysis, (vi) Mineral Information system, and (v) Geo-spatial based DSS for irrigation management and planning. Cartography applications are for thematic mapping and generating value added maps. Software Development is for wider usage of Geo-spatial applications, decision support systems (desktop as well as web based).

Awards

Desktop GIS : PRAGATI plus allows Display of various geospatial layers, visualisation, comparison of datasets in form of maps and charts, WEB GIS allows access of various Geo-spatial applications and solutions through net. The Academy of Geo-informatics conducts (i) various certificate courses, (iii) programmes in geo informatics, for providing Education, Training and Technology Transfer to large number of students, end users and collaborators. The BISAG is following International standards by opting Quality Policy ISO 9001: 2008 along with Information Security Policy ISMS 27001: 2005.