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Bhuvan NRSC

Bhuvan portal allows you to access Geo Spatial Services, provided satellite data of IRS sensors, satellite derived products pertaining to various themes and domains. Also specific database information is shortlisted here better visualisation of the summary of information.

National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) has the mandate for establishment of ground stations for receiving satellite data, generation of data products, development of techniques for Remote Sensing applications including disaster management support, geospatial services for good governance and capacity building for professionals, faculty and students, etc.

Bhuvan Satellite data

  • Satellite data 1m and lower spatial resolution are hosted on Bhuvan portal for visualisation.
  • Satellite data Resourcesat seasonal AWiFS (56m), LISS III (23.5m) sensor data available for free download.

Bhuvan NOEDA Data Products

Satellite Products
ProductResolutionStart PeriodLatest PeriodFrequencyCoverage
Cartosat-1:DEM – Version-11 arc Sec (~ 32 m)20062008SingleIndia: 1°X1°
Cartosat-1:DEM – Version 1.1R11 arc Sec (~ 32 m)20082012SingleIndia: 1°X1°
Cartosat-1:DEM – Version-2R11 arc Sec (~ 32 m)20052014SingleIndia: 1°X1°
Cartosat-1:DEM – Version-3R11 arc Sec (~ 32 m)20052014SingleIndia: 1°X1°
IMS-1:Hyper spectral ImagerSpectral Binned Data (17 bands)20112012SingleIndia: Scene Based
Resourcesat-1/Resourcesat-2:AWiFS Ortho56 mDec-09Nov-163 times/year (8 times/year – 2016 onwards)India: 1°X1°
Resourcesat-1/Resourcesat-2:LISS III Ortho24 mOct-09Mar-162 times/yearIndia: 15’X15′
Terrestrial Sciences Products
ProductResolutionStart PeriodLatest PeriodFrequencyCoverage
Tile Extent/Spatial Extent
Annual Cropland Data set5Km x 5Km2005-062013-14Yearly-10° – 45.5° N; 44.5° E – 105.5° E
AWiFS: Snow Albedo250m01-Jan-201505-May-20224 cycles/monthIndia
AWiFS: Water Bodies Fraction3′ X 3′ GridOct-2004Mar-2022FortnightIndia
Forest Fire Regime (3 Parameters)5Km x 5Km20032017Yearly05° – 40° N; 50° E – 110° E
Forest Fraction Cover5Km x 5Km1930, 1975, 2013Yearly05° – 40° N; 50° E – 110° E
Forest Type 5Km grid (14 Parameters)5Km x 5Km2013Single05° – 40° N; 50° E – 110° E
Hydrological Products0.15°, 0.05°01-Jan-201411-Jan-2022India
Indian Soil Datasets (3 Parameters)5Km x 5KmSingle-10° – 45.5° N; 44.5° E – 105.5° E
Land Degradation (4 Parameters)5Km x 5KmSingle-10° – 45.5° N; 44.5° E – 105.5° E
Mesoscale compatible inputs for: MM530 seconds, 2 minutes, 5 minutes2004-052018-19Yearly90° S – 90° N; 180° W – 180° E
Mesoscale compatible inputs for: WRF30 seconds, 2 minutes, 5 minutes2004-052018-19Yearly0° N – 40° N; 60° E – 100° E
Net Ecosystem Productivity – GIMMS2’x2′SingleIndia
Net Ecosystem Productivity – MODIS2’x2′SingleIndia
Net Primary Productivity – GIMMS2’x2′SingleIndia
Net Primary Productivity – MODIS2’x2′SingleIndia
OCM2: Albedo1 KmJan-2013Dec-2021FortnightIndia
OCM2: Filter Normalized Difference Vegetation Index1 KmJan-2012Jun-2021FortnightIndia
OCM2: Normalized Difference Vegetation Index – Global Coverage8 KmJun-2013Sep-2019MonthlyGlobal Coverage
OCM2: Normalized Difference Vegetation Index – Local Coverage1 KmJan-2011Dec-2021FortnightIndia
OCM2: Vegetation Fraction1 KmJan-2011Dec-2021FortnightIndia
OCM: Surface Water Layer Products_2Day Repeativity0.0032 degNov-2013Feb-20162 DaysIndia
Surface Soil Moisture – 2 Day0.25X0.25 degree gridJul-200209-May-20222 daysIndia
Ocean Sciences Products
ProductResolutionStart PeriodLatest PeriodFrequencyCoverage
Tile Extent/Spatial Extent
Chlorophyll – OC2 – Global4KmJan-2011Dec-20208 Day, Monthly90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Chlorophyll – OC2 – North indian ocean1KmJan-2010Mar-20202 Day, 8 Day, Monthly0° N – 30° N; 45° E – 100° E
Chlorophyll – OC4 – Global4KmJan-2011Dec-20208 Day, Monthly90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Chlorophyll – OC4 – North indian ocean1KmJan-2010Mar-20202 Day, 8 Day, Monthly0° N – 30° N; 45° E – 100° E
Co-Tidal Map (K1O1) Amplitude-Phase2’x2′Single5.5° N – 24° N; 68° E – 89.5° E
Co-Tidal Map (M2S2) Amplitude-Phase2’x2′Single5.5° N – 24° N; 68° E – 89.5° E
Daily Ocean Heat Content of 700m Layer0.25°01-Jan-2002till date (-7 days)DailyNorth Indian Ocean (30S – 30N; 30-120E )
Daily Ocean Mean Temperature & Heat Content of Different Layers0.25°01-Jan-1998till date (-7 days)Daily30° S – 30° N; 30° E – 120° E
Daily Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential0.25°01-Jan-1998till date (-7 days)DailyNorth Indian Ocean (30S – 30N; 30-120E )
Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient at 490 nm – Global4KmJan-2011Dec-20208 Day, Monthly90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient at 490 nm – North Indian ocean1KmJan-2010Mar-20202 Day, 8 Day, Monthly0° N – 30° N; 45° E – 100° E
Dissolved Inorganic Carbon25Km01-Jan-201415-Jan-20187 Day90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Eddy Kinetic Energy0.25° X 0.25°Jan-1993Apr-2021Monthly30° S – 30° N; 40° E – 110° E
Eddy Kinetic Energy – Daily0.25° X 0.25°01-Jan-199301-Jan-2022Daily30° S – 30° N; 40° E – 110° E
Ekman Currents – Global50Km01-Apr-201324-Sep-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Ekman Currents – Indian Ocean0.25° X 0.25°01-Apr-201321-Feb-2014Daily30° S – 30° N; 30° E – 120° E
Geostrophic Currents – Global25Km01-Apr-201324-Sep-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Geostrophic Currents – Indian Ocean0.25° X 0.25°01-Apr-201308-May-2014Daily30° S – 30° N; 30° E – 120° E
Mean Sea Level Anomaly0.33° X 0.33°Jan-1993Dec-2011Monthly10° S – 30° N; 40° E – 110° E
Model Derived Depth of 26°C ISOTHERM0.5° x 0.5°11-Jul-2013till date (-15 days)Daily30° S – 30° N; 30° E – 120° E
Model Derived Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential0.5° x 0.5°11-Jul-2013till date (-15 days)Daily30° S – 30° N; 30° E – 120° E
OSCAT Ocean Wind – 25Km25Km07-Jan-201029-Jan-2014Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
OSCAT Ocean Wind – 50Km0.5° x 0.5°02-Jan-201001-Jan-2014Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
OSCAT Ocean Wind Curl – 25Km25Km07-Jan-201029-Jan-2014Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
OSCAT Ocean Wind Curl – 50Km0.5° x 0.5°02-Jan-201001-Jan-2014Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
OSCAT Ocean Wind Stress – 25Km25Km07-Jan-201029-Jan-2014Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
OSCAT Ocean Wind Stress – 50Km0.5° x 0.5°02-Jan-201001-Jan-2014Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
SCATSAT Ocean Wind – 25Km25Km17-Oct-201626-Oct-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
SCATSAT Ocean Wind – 50Km50Km03-Nov-201627-Oct-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
SCATSAT Ocean Wind Curl – 25Km25Km17-Oct-201626-Oct-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
SCATSAT Ocean Wind Curl – 50Km50Km03-Nov-201627-Oct-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
SCATSAT Ocean Wind Stress – 25Km25Km17-Oct-201626-Oct-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
SCATSAT Ocean Wind Stress – 50Km50Km03-Nov-201627-Oct-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
SCATSAT Sea Level Pressure0.5° x 0.5°11-Oct-201601-Mar-2021DailyGlobal Oceans
Sea Level Pressure50Km01-Feb-201030-Jan-2014Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Sea Surface Height – Global25Km01-Apr-201324-Sep-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Sea Surface Height – Indian Ocean0.25° X 0.25°01-Apr-201321-Feb-2014Daily30° S – 30° N; 30° E – 120° E
Total Alkalinity25Km01-Jan-201403-Jan-2018Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Total Currents – Global25Km01-Apr-201324-Sep-2020Daily90° S – 90° N; 0° E – 360° E
Total Currents – Indian Ocean0.25° X 0.25°01-Apr-201321-Feb-2014Daily30° S – 30° N; 30° E – 120° E
Cryospheric Products Products
ProductResolutionStart PeriodLatest PeriodFrequencyCoverage
Tile Extent/Spatial Extent
AWiFS: Snow Cover Fraction3′ X 3′ GridJan-2012Apr-2022FortnightHimalaya Region
Snow Melt and Freeze2.225 degreeJan-2000Dec-20182 DayHimalaya Region
Snowmelt Antarctica2.225 degree02-Nov-200126-Feb-2021DailyAntarctica
Atmospheric and Climate Sciences Products
ProductResolutionStart PeriodLatest PeriodFrequencyCoverage
Tile Extent/Spatial Extent
Cloud Fraction and Cloud Cover0.10° x 0.10° , 0.25° x 0.25°01-Sep-200816-Jan-2021Half-HourlyIndian Sub-continent (-10° – 45.5° N; 44.5° E – 105.5° E)
Derived Tropospheric Ozone1° x 1°01-Jan-201013-Mar-2022Daily0° – 40° N; 60° E – 100° E
Planetary Boundary Layer Height (Daily, 7 Day, Monthly)0.25° x 0.25°01-Sep-201401-Sep-2021Daily05° – 40° N; 50° E – 110° E

Bhuvan Thematic Services

S.No.ThemeScaleAvailabilityFeaturesWebservices (WMS/WMTS) URL’sDatasets/Products/Reports Available
1Land Use Land Cover1:500002005-06Metadata, Analaysis, StatisticsWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document , Map
2Land Use Land Cover1:500002011-12Metadata, Analysis, StatisticsWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document
3Land Use Land Cover1:500002015-16Metadata, Analysis, StatisticsWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document
4Land Use Land Cover1:2500002004-05, 2005-06, …, 2016-17Metadata, StatisticsWMS: “https://bhuvan-ras2.nrsc.gov.in/cgi-bin/LULC250K.exe”Data for Download , Technical Document , Map
5Land Use Land Cover: SIS-DP1:10000637 DistrictsVisualization
6Land Degradation1:500002005 – 2006Metadata, StatisticsWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document , Map
7Land Degradation1:500002015 – 2016Metadata, StatisticsWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document , Map
8Urban Land Use: NUIS1:100002006-07MetadataWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec1.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/nuis/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec1.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/nuis/wms”
Technical Document , Map
9Wasteland1:500002008-09Statistics, Analysis, Query Shell, MetadataWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document , Map
10Wasteland1:500002015-16Statistics, Analysis, Query Shell, MetadataWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document , Map
11Glacial Lakes/Waterbodies1:250000Indian HimalayasMetadataWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document
12Geomorphology1:500002005-06MetadataWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document , Map
13Lineament1:50000MetadataWMTS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/gwc/service/wmts”
WMS: “https://bhuvan-vec2.nrsc.gov.in/bhuvan/wms”
Technical Document , Map
14Flood Hazard1:250000Derived from data aquired during floods: 1998-2007Statistics, Analysis, MetadataWMS: “https://bhuvan-ras2.nrsc.gov.in/cgi-bin/hazard.exe”Technical Document , Map
15Flood Annual Layers1:2500001999 – 2010MetadataWMS: “https://bhuvan-ras2.nrsc.gov.in/cgi-bin/flood.exe”Technical Document , Map
16Urban Sprawl2005-2006, 2011-12 (5 States)Visualization

Bhuvan Natural Resources Census Services

How to use/ Download Data in Bhuvan NRSC

Open the Bhuvan web portal, on the Home page select Open Data Archive.

Open Data Archive

On the Open Data Archive page, select a sub-category, and choose Satellite/Sensor.

Bhuvan NRSC Satellite/Sensor

You can already select Satellite/Sensor, in the next step select Area.

5 options are available to download Satellite Imagery Data.

  1. Bounding Box
  2. Mapsheet
  3. Tiles
  4. Interactive
  5. Drawing
Tiles area

Tiles are the best option to download data. Because it has already there in the map.

Select Tiles, and zoom in on the map, click the ‘Start’ button. Select your Tiles area, then click the ‘Next’ button.

Bhuvan Tiles Area-selection

Selection process is completed, click ‘Stop’ button. Also you can select to another Tiles/Area click the ‘Clear’ button

Now see the list of Total Tiles available for this selection.

Total Tiles data

Select any Backlog, and click View for view the Satellite Image, also click Metadata for view full Data details.

view map and metadata

Before you can jump to the download, first Sign up/ Login to the Bhuvan portal.

Bhuvan NRSC Login

Download data click Download, download window appear, click, here.

download bhuvan data

You can change the data or choose other area, click ‘New Selectionnew selection button.

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