Thursday, August 13, 2009

ISRO Bhuvan website down due to heavy traffic

It was the Independence Day gift of ISRO to Indians in the form of Satellite mapping system Bhuvan, but the gift has utrned sour. Due to the heavy user traffic on Bhuvan website, it has went down. The website states that :

"Site is heavily loaded with users. Please bear with us for the delay. View in IE 6.0 or above only."
Website Link:

“Bhuvan, an ambitious project of ISRO was started to take Indian images and thematic information in multiple spatial resolutions to people through a web portal through easy access to information on basic natural resources in the geospatial domain. Bhuvan showcases Indian images by the superimposition of IRS satellite imageries on 3D globe. The degree of resolution showcased is based on the points of interest and popularity, but most of the Indian terrain is covered upto at least 5.8 meters of resolution with the least spatial resolution being 55 meters from AWifs Sensor.

1 comment:

  1. Easy access to detailed satellite maps is beneficial for both commercial and educational purposes, however, these maps are so detailed and so easy to access that they do raise security issues. My class is working on class science fair projects and I was wondering if there are security limits to what can be viewed by these sites?


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