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Google Earth has competition at hand. Bhuvan, Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) answer to the Google application, is snapping at its heels. However, Bhuvan, a satellite mapping tool and the geoportal of ISRO that was launched a year and half ago, has to overcome a procedural hurdle. The department of space is awaiting the Union Cabinet's nod for the remote sensing data policy, 2011, that will replace the existing 2001 norms.
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In order to enhance the user experience and have a smooth entry to explore Bhuvan, Team Bhuvan have now removed the login process. Users can now access Bhuvan without any login credentials.
The Bhuvan visualisation portal now serves global data from IRS P6(Resourcesat-1)-AWiFS data.
An updated version of Bhuvan is also on its way.

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A Geoportal of Indian Space Research Organisation showcasing Indian Imaging Capabilities in Multi-sensor, Multi-platform and Multi-temporal domain. The portal gives a gateway to explore and discover virtual earth in 3D space with specific emphasis on Indian region.

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To Download Bhuvan click this LINK

Register and Download plugin and run, and click again on the above link
(Install plugin with Administrative privileges, 11.21mb)

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www.bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in

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ISRO launches beta version of 3D mapping tool - Bhuvan
The common man can now view sharper pictures of any part of the world on their personal computer using satellite images with ISRO today unveiling 'Bhuvan', its version of Google Earth.

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Imagine if you could count the lions in Gir or fishermen find concentration of fish in the sea, just by dragging a mouse
on a computer screen. Space Applications Centre of ISRO has just made that possible by an innovation called Bhuvan.
Bhuvan, meaning earth, is the addition to the numerous scientific innovations by SAC and is a satellite mapping tool, just like Google Earth or Wikimapia, but allows you to zoom far closer than the aerial view from a chopper. If Google Earth shows details upto 200 metres distance and Wikimapia upto 50 metres, Bhuvan will show images upto 10 metres, which means you can easily see details upto a three floor high building and also add information.

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