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GIS in India

India is a vast country, with a population of approx than 14 million people spread over 3.3 million square kilometers. The country is composed of more than 7,000 cities and 600,000 villages.

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has a vibrant Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) program since 1988 with a gamut of Indian Remote Sensing Missions observing Earth with Optical, microwave and Hyper-spectral instruments flown on board to provide necessary data in various Spatial, Spectral and Temporal resolutions to cater to different user requirements in the country and for global usage.

NRSC (National Remote Sensing Centre) is the nodal centre for hosting Satellite Data Products from more than 13 IRS satellites right from the first IRS optical mission namely IRS-1A and SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imaging missions.

NRSC Data archive is extensively utilized for Land use land cover monitoring, Ocean studies, weather applications and Scientific research.

GIS of India
India Physiographic Map

Indian Satellites & Data Products

S.NoProductDate AvailabilityData Presentation FormProduct Description
1Resourcesat-2 Liss-3 Standard Georeferenced Product08 May 2011 till dateTIFFResourcesat-2 L1B, improved spectral and spatial coverage
2IRS 1C Liss-3 Standard Georeferenced Product14 Nov 1996 to 20 Sep 2007TIFFIRS 1C LIS3 provides data for integrated land and water resources management at micro level, with improved spectral and spatial coverage
3IRS 1C AWiFS Standard Georeferenced Product04 Oct 1999 to 20 Sep 2007TIFFIRS 1C WIFS provides data for integrated land and water resources management at micro level, with improved spectral and spatial coverage
4IRS 1D AWiFS Standard Georeferenced Product01 Jan 1998 to 31 Oct 2009TIFFIRS 1D WIFS provides data for integrated land and water resources management at micro level, with improved spectral and spatial coverage

Microwave

Imaging Sensors
Satellite / SensorImaging  ModeResolutionData Availability
RISAT–1 / C- Band SAR FRS 13 m01-Jul-2012 to 30-Sep-2016
 FRS 29 m 
 MRS24 m 
 CRS48 m
Non-Imaging Sensors
Sl No.Satellite/Sensor Non-Imaging ModeResolutionData Availability
1OSCATKu-band50 km 25 km09-Feb-2010 to 01-Mar-2014
2SCATSAT-1Ku band Scatterometer50 km 25 km26-May-2017 onwards Release of SCATSAT-1 V1.1.4 data products
3SARALka-band radar altimeter 01-Nov-2014 onwards

Optical High Resolution

SatelliteSensorResolutionData available from
Cartosat 3Pan0.28m15-Feb-2020
Cartosat 3MX1.12m15-Feb-2020
Cartosat-2 SeriesPan0.65 m01-Aug-2016
Cartosat-2 SeriesMX1.6 m01-Aug-2016
CARTOSAT-2BPAN1 m13-Jul-2010 
CARTOSAT-2APAN1 m29-Apr-2008
CARTOSAT-2PAN1 m14-Apr-2007
CARTOSAT-1PAN-F2.5 m08-May-2005 to 31-Jan-2019
CARTOSAT-1PAN-A2.5 m08-May-2005 to 31-Jan-2019
CARTOSAT-1Stereo2.5 m08-May-2005 to 31-Jan-2019
CARTOSAT-1Widemono2.5 m27-May-2005 to 31-Jan-2019

Hyperspectral

SatelliteSensorResolutionData availability from
IMS-1VNIR500m02-Jan-2009

India GIS Data

ISSDC (Indian Space Science Data Center) is the primary data center for the payload data archives of ISSM (Indian Space Science Missions)

Data for Space Science missions:

ESRI India GIS Map

Search Esri India products and services

State wise GIS Map & Data in India
GIS Companies in India

List of GIS Company in India Major Cities

GIS Course in India

List of GIS Course in India City wise

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