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India unveils software for satellite image analysis

By SiliconIndia  |   Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 04:16 Hrs   |    25 Comments
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Bangalore: India has got its first Integrated GIS and Image Processing Software (IGiS) developed by Scanpoint Geomatics, a software development firm in partnership with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Though, India has launched a number of satellites that transmit images from space, there was no software developed within the country to analyze these images. "The development of this software can result in tremendous cost savings," said Madhavan Nair, Chairman, ISRO and Secretary of Department of Space.

Scientists and researchers have been depending on software developed in other countries to interpret the images sent by the satellites, which is expensive. Ramesh Sojitra, Managing Director of Scanpoint said, "By using the IGiS, a cost saving of up to 40 percent can be achieved." According to Sojitra, the price of the software would be 12 lakh.

According to Nair, demand for data from satellites have multiplied manifold over the years. IGiS is a completely indigenous seamless geomatics application, which includes geographical information system (GIS), image processing and its integration with the real time information, using the global positioning system (GPS).

Elaborating the challenges faced during the development of the software, Nair said, "Developing a software is not an easy job especially for a niche segment like space." The software is a result of more than seven years of extensive research and rigorous testing, by Scanpoint and ISRO. IGiS has been tested by scientists and experts at more than 12 centers of ISRO.

According to Nair, images from not only Indian satellites but also from foreign satellites can be analyzed by using IGiS. Sectors like defense, telecommunication, urban planning, disaster management and resource exploration can be benefited from this software. "Earth observation was never thought to become as popular as it is today," Nair says, "This is a good segment for entrepreneurs to cash in on the potential."

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Reader's comments(25)
1: Its a good and low cost software. I had long been thinking why Indian companies are not coming out with low cost useful software like this. I congratulate SCANPOINT AND ISRO for the exceelnt work they have done. May I know if you have free download trial version?
Posted by:VKCHAN - 27 Aug, 2009
2:
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hotels in st georgen am reith Replied to: VKCHAN - 18 Apr, 2010
3:
Hey, Anyone has more info about the latest development in iGis product developed by this company? Scanpoint has done any tie ups in the recent past? this company is listed and may be a muti bagger. GIVE ME MORE INFO, amazing news Boss
Rahul Replied to: VKCHAN - 30 Mar, 2010
4:
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hotels in st georgen am reith Replied to: Rahul - 18 Apr, 2010
5: wow! well done ISRO & scanponit, we feel really proud!!
Posted by:NiTiN Lonkar - 01 Aug, 2009
6:
saale chutiey...u know how advanced other countries are ? If u compared this with our's ...u shud feel ashamed instead of proud.
pzg Replied to: NiTiN Lonkar - 08 Aug, 2009
7:
tera baap
papa Replied to: pzg - 12 Aug, 2009
8:
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hotels in st georgen am reith Replied to: pzg - 18 Apr, 2010
11:
abey lund by son, tere baap ne jo tuj jaisa product develop kiya he usme sabse badi defect he woh dekh pehle, if u cant appraise something, then dont comment
Dilawar Singh Replied to: pzg - 30 Mar, 2010
12:
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hotels in st georgen am reith Replied to: Dilawar - 18 Apr, 2010
13: Its great that our india co-ordinated it. it will be very usefull in the side of natural science..... to mangage and to make plan based action as well......
Posted by:Praveen GS - 30 Jul, 2009
14:
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hotels in st georgen am reith Replied to: Praveen - 18 Apr, 2010
15: Congratulation to ISRO and Scanpoint for their wonderful job of developing this software. Time span for this project has been very large which shows the commitment and patience of both the organizations.
Posted by:Ayush Vatsyayan - 29 Jul, 2009
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hotels in st georgen am reith Replied to: Ayush - 18 Apr, 2010
17: Its a good news, We should be very proud to use our country made products...
Posted by:Hari - 29 Jul, 2009
18:
good news but ESRI is doing far better than this software company website not complete information are missing
Samir Replied to: Hari - 18 Aug, 2009
19:
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21: Effort Fight,publish unfortunately opportunity only potential dog national initiative examine live youth rapidly the prefer request modern paper constant sea physical discussion board bag unemployment everyone after suggest once bright yes ourselves suitable administration join staff criminal yes theory surround kid directly kill cultural stick faith concept goal complete avoid concentration requirement wood quiet slowly pub relief science almost double event receive map love leader failure like although she for equal tea whole crowd order test any government procedure double late so period internal now affect strike threat match
Posted by:hotels in st georgen am reith - 18 Apr, 2010
22: this scanpoint is company some chutiya patel of gujarat, so you can expect how much they can deliver to our country.
other than population they cannot deliver anything to country, and thats what they are doing sucessfully since last 60 years
Posted by:Big Daddy - 05 Mar, 2010
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24:
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25:
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