National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) is
responsible for remote sensing satellite data acquisition and processing, data
dissemination, aerial remote sensing and decision support for disaster
NRSC has archived a wealth of satellite images from Indian and foreign
satellites since 1983. NRSC has its data reception facility at Shadnagar, 65 km
from Hyderabad city. The station has four state of the art antenna systems for
data reception and archival.
The Satellite data processing chain has a user friendly web mechanism to enable
users to order data of their requirement. It can facilitate to acquire data
pertaining to any part of the globe on user request.
has two Beechcraft aircraft to acquire data utilizing various sensors like
Aerial cameras, Laser instrument, Synthetic aperture radar and Magnetometer.
The aerial facility has carried out number of studies for mapping and
infrastructure planning for towns and cities, Cadastral surveys, canal
alignment for interlinking of rivers, Digital elevation model (DEM)
applications , Mineral targeting etc., It has also carried out international
projects in Maldives & Emirates of Dubai.
Support Centre (DSC)
is a single window information provider on major natural disasters like Floods,
Agricultural Drought, Forest fires, Cyclones, Earthquakes and Landslides. It
provides near real time information to State and Central government for relief,
rehabilitation and planning. The DSC also supports International Charter on
Space and Major Disasters and Sentinel Asia. Under this, critical support was
extended to Myanmar during Nargis(2008) Cyclone; Indonesian floods(2008) and
China earthquake (2008).
NRSC also has very sophisticated infrastructure for analysis of satellite data:
state-of-art Digital image processing and GIS Lab.