COLLABORATION AND OUTREACH TOWARDS USE OF GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES IN INDIA WITH AN EMPHASIS ON ISRO’S EFFORT
Geospatial technology is adopted in India through ‘Digital India’, for better governance and socio-economic benefits of common citizens. Remote sensing imageries and derived products are a direct input for geospatial data generation, monitoring resources and providing citizen services. As Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is responsible for technology development, launch and data distribution of Indian remote sensing satellites, there is a conscious effort for partnership development with international space agencies and Indian industries to fulfil this requirement. Simultaneously ISRO’s co-operation with government departments for geo-spatial data generation and utilization is taken as a priority. This Paper presents the effort of ISRO for cooperation with International and national agencies as well as with government departments and policy makers. In this surge of utilization of geo-spatial techniques capacity building has become very relevant. A glimpse of geospatial education through government & academic institutes in India and E-learning is presented here with an emphasis of ISRO’s contribution.