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Bhuvan Beta version is launched to highlight the growing power of ISRO in the field of 3D visualisation of  Indian images by the superimposition  of  IRS satellite imageries .It is one of its kind satellite-based 3D mapping application that is still in its beta version .Already been called as the Google Earth Killer,Bhuvan has started its campaign on a high note.

Basic features of Bhuvan:

  • Visualisation of  2D and 3D image data along with rich thematic information on Soil, wasteland, water resources etc.
  • Visualise multi-resolution, multi-sensor, multi-temporal image data
  • Superpose administrative boundaries of choice on images as required
  • Visualisation of AWS ( Automatic Weather Stations) data/information in a graphic view and use tabular weather data of user choice
  • Fly to locations ( Flies from the current location directly to the selected location)
  • Heads-Up Display ( HUD) naviation controls ( Tilt slider, north indicator, opacity, compass ring, zoom slider)
  • Navigation using the 3D view Pop-up menu (Fly-in, Fly out, jump in, jump around, view point)
  • 3D Fly through (3D view to fly to locations, objects in the terrain, and navigate freely using the mouse or keyboard)
  • Shadow Analysis (it sets the sun position based on the given time creating shadows and effects the lighting on the terrain)
  • Urban Design Tools (to build roads, junctions and traffic lights in an urban setting)
  • Contour map ( Displays a colorized terrain map and contour lines)
  • Draw tools (Creates simples markers, free hand lines, urban designs) etc.

Though the application runs within the browser as compare to google earth that works on downloadable client.Its still new and there are still some complication in its use .But ISRO team is all set to remove all those hurdles and is determined to create a new history.


1.Register yourself here

2. Download the plugin

To download the plugin of Bhuvan click here.

3.Then Enter Bhuvan here

The Bhuvan technology will not only challenge the google earth reliablity but also mark the presence of INDIA and ISRO around the globe.

Bhuvan just rocks..

Signing off..

MK 😉


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