ISRO will develop “Spatial Data Infrastructure geoportal ‘Geo-Ladakh’ for Ladakh

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ISRO will develop “Spatial Data Infrastructure geoportal ‘Geo-Ladakh’

The government of the Union Territory of Ladakh has approached the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), a unit of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for developing “Spatial Data Infrastructure geoportal ‘Geo-Ladakh’ for UT-Ladakh.

Important facts

  • The project encompasses spatial database generation (water resources, vegetation and energy potential) using remote sensing, geospatial techniques and the development of a Geo-portal for hosting this database.

  • The project also aims towards training of UT-Ladakh officials on Geospatial techniques and applications.

  • Portal provides geospatial data visualization and analytics for UT-Ladakh, consisting of Spatial viewer, Carbon Neutrality, Geospatial utility mapping and Geo-Tourism.

  • A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between IIRS (ISRO) and UT-Ladakh Administration on January 1, 2022, towards carrying out the above work.

  • Currently, ISRO is setting up an optical tele-scope at Hanle for tracking spacecraft and space objects.

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