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ISRO, SGL JV to develop third version of IGIS

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai/ Ahmedabad 

After a successful launch of the second version of IGiS, India's first indigenous integrated GIS image processing software, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), alongwith its joint venture partner ScanPoint Geomatics Limited (SGL) is now planning to tap the need for microwave data processing. With the country set to witness the launch of a synthetic aperture radar satellite in the second half of 2011, the ISRO-SGL JV intends to develop the third version of IGiS to process microwave data emerging out of the satellite.

"Not many packages combine tools of image processing with GIS like IGiS does. With the synthetic aperture radar satellite to be launched in second half of this year, there will be a need for reading and processing the microwave data that will be generated from the satellite. The current version can only processing optical images and data and not microwave data. The next version of IGiS can focus on that need and create a fresh demand," said RR Navalgund, director, Space Application Centre (SAC), ISRO.

The recently launched second version of IGiS has more than 300 applications including advanced GIS analysis, terrain analysis, 3D modelling, hydrology modelling, raster GIS analysis, GPS tools, zonal tools, tracking analyst, decision support and uncertainty management. The IGiS 1.1 version offers multi-criteria and multi-objective evaluation techniques with decision alternatives. The product also includes image processing tools for automated feature extraction, object segmentation, change detection and time series analysis.

The JV between ISRO and Ahmedabad-based SGL began last year when the former floated a tender for development of an indigenous GIS image processing software which eventually SGL won. While the first version IGiS 1.0 was launched last year, the second version IGiS 1.1 was unveiled on Thursday.

On its part, SGL is also looking at providing software solutions for specific sectors like defence, mining, urban planning, land records and power line management. "We are looking at specific sectors for spatial planning solutions. We intend to provide total software development and support solutions to these sectors," said Arup Dasgupta, director, SGL.

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First Published: Fri, January 28 2011. 00:05 IST
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