BHUVAN- India's ISRO's answer

Seven days after it was launched, Isro’s answer to Google Earth gets nearly 23,000 downloads a day.
Touted as India's answer to Google Earth and Microsoft's Virtual Earth, Bhuvan — a geoportal that allows users to explore a virtual world for free in a 3D environment, with specific emphasis on India — is receiving phenomenal response. Just seven days after it was launched on August 13, nearly 23,000 people from 70 countries around the world have been downloading it daily — amounting to156,000 downloads till date.

It displays satellite images of varying resolution of India’s surface, allowing users to see things like cities and important places of interest looking perpendicularly down or at an oblique angle, with different perspectives and can navigate through a 3D viewing environment.

The degree of resolution showcased is based on the points of interest and popularity, but most of the Indian terrain is covered up to at least 5.8 metres of resolution.

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August 31, 2009 at 3:42 PM delete

How to get high resolution imagery in Bhuvan?