Most of us would have used the mapping services like Google Maps, Nokia Maps, Bing maps, Wiki Mapia etc on the net. But how many of us knew that we in India have a dedicated Mapping system. Yes, all those PSLV family satellites, Remote sensing satellites from ISRO send us a lot of images; details etc daily and these details are available to the public’s view.
Bhuvan is a Geo-portal of Indian Space Research Organization Showcasing Indian Imaging Capabilities in Multi-sensor, Multi-platform and Multi-temporal domain. This Earth browser gives a gateway to explore and discover virtual earth in 3D space with specific emphasis on Indian Region. The other services provided by the Bhuvan are Land services, Ground water prospects, Weather services, Ocean services, Disaster services
The Mapping system provides both the 2D and 3D viewing capability and can see information that is otherwise dry and academic, in ways that are visually fascinating. It helps you capture large databases of satellite data, which can be transformed into 3D presentations that capture the imaginations of the rest of us. Users can experience the comprehensive globe with multi resolution imagery, thematic information, historical multi temporal imagery, and other points of interest. As a User we can explore and visualize the world in a 3D landscape along with all other wide ranging tools to explore Bhutan.
Bhuvan also provides a mobile version of its site and can be accessed from here.
As a feast for developers, Bhuvan also provides the API’s to embed a true 3D digital globe, into the web pages. Using the API you can draw markers and lines, drape images over the terrain, allowing you to build sophisticated 3D map applications.
Bhuvan Quick Tour:
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