Union Minister says ISRO will develop “Spatial Data Infrastructure geoportal ‘Geo-Ladakh’ for UT-Ladakh”

Source: The post is based on the article Union Minister says ISRO will develop “Spatial Data Infrastructure geoportal ‘Geo-Ladakh’ for UT-Ladakh”published in PIB on 7th December 2022

What is the News?

The Government of the Union Territory of Ladakh has approached the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing(IIRS) for developing “Spatial Data Infrastructure geoportal ‘Geo-Ladakh’ for UT-Ladakh.

What is the Geo-Ladakh Project?

The Geo Ladakh 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.

What is the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing(IIRS)?

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing(IIRS) is a unit of the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO).

Purpose: It is a premier institute with the objective of capacity building in Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics and their applications through education and training programmes at the postgraduate level.  

Located in: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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