13 August 2009

ISRO launch  a satellite mapping tool Bhuvan similar to Google earth on 12th August. As per ISRO Bhuvan will provide an easy way to view IRS images over Indian region and will show virtual earth in 3D space with specific emphasis on Indian region. Bhuvan will feature a zoom level of up to 10 meters while the Google Earth features a zoom level of up to 200 meters.

More info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhuvan

Bhuvan Features - http://www.bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/feature.html

Bhuvan can be access at http://www.bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/. On first time access you will ask to register for a free account. After registration you will be asked to download and install a small  plugin on your machine. Below is screen after register an account & login.

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Following are screens for plug in install:

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After plug in install you can view the program shortcut in the program menu as below:

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When you will start the program you will see following client screen.

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When you will select a city or project the client will show the map. You will see three windows:

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Following screen  is at street level

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Following screen is at house level

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ISRO: Indian Space Research Organisation. Thanks Pankaj for Sharing.

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