The main objective of this meet is to convey to the geospatial user community , the developments in terms of products and services and enable them to share their experiences. This is also an important forum for the mission team to get feedback on different aspects of data and quality, apart from the new requirements and policy related updates. This year the theme is “ Data for Sustainable development and Governance”.
The focus on these two days will be on the application potential of IRS missions with special emphasis on the recent CARTOSAT-2S and future satellites like GISAT -1 & RISAT-1A and other important issues relevant to the user community. A presentation slot of about 10 minutes will be given to users based on screening of the papers by a panel of experts. There is no registration fee for the participants. However, in order to ensure participation from all sectors, the number of participation from an organization may be restricted to two persons. A separate session for students is planned on Day-2.
National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) is an organisation of the Department of Space, Govt. of India, which ranks among the premier organizations in the world in operational Remote Sensing and Geo-information technology for use at the grass root level. It is located in eight places (Shadnagar, Balanagar & Jeedimetla (Hyderabad) and five Regional Centres) and is one of the Remote Sensing centres of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to realise the Indian Space Vision as a key player in Earth Observation Programme. The activity spectrum of NRSC encompasses Satellite Data Reception, Aerial Data Acquisition, Data Processing, Data Dissemination, providing value added products & application services to a wide spectrum of users in Governmental, Academic, Private, and Foreign sectors as well as capacity building. NRSC has wealth of images from Indian and foreign EO satellites in its archives and also has the capability to acquire data of any part of the globe on demand. NRSC has arrangements with Foreign Satellite Data Providers for distribution of High Resolution & Microwave data to the users in the country. NRSC also supports establishment of International Ground Stations through ANTRIX.
NRSC provides end-to-end solutions for utilization of data for Natural Resource Management, Geospatial applications and information services catering to food security, water security, energy security and sustainable development. NRSC provides a single window disaster management support service through the Disaster Management Support Division(DMSD) for major natural disasters like Floods, Agricultural Drought, Forest fires, Cyclones, Earthquakes and Landslides. It provides near real time information to State and Central government departments for relief, rehabilitation and planning. The DMSD also supports International Charter on Space and Major Disasters and Sentinel Asia. NRSC supports national user application projects with the support of its five Regional Remote Sensing Centres in Bangalore, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Nagpur & Delhi.
The full papers (with Abstract) in English/Hindi are invited on any novel work undertaken by the user using RISAT, SCATSAT-1, RESOURCESAT-2/2A Cartosat-1 and CARTOSAT-2S satellites data. The soft copy of the full paper should be sent to nrsc_uim[at]nrsc[dot]gov[dot]in. Research scholars/students are encouraged to submit their case studies/research activities. This is also a good platform for students to meet scientists. The dates of submission of abstracts and full papers are given below:
|Last date for Submission of Abstract||7 Feb, 2020|
|Acceptance of paper will be notified by||14 Feb, 2020|
|Last date for submission of full paper||20 Feb, 2020|
General guidelines to users presenting case studies: The organizers will be happy to receive papers of high quality for publication. In order to ensure uniformity of presentation and ease of production of Conference Proceedings, a few guidelines for submission of papers are recommended.
Registration is closed for User Interaction Meet-2020.
Hyderabad is the capital city of the newly formed state of Telangana. The city was founded on the banks of River Musi by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591. The city is located on the Deccan Plateau and it is the fifth largest city of India. The city of Hyderabad is known for pearls, Kalamkari handicraft, Kuchipudi dance, cuisines etc. Hyderabad is famous for its minarets and its pearl bazaar. Pearl from all over the world are said to come to Hyderabad because the artisans here are skilled in piercing and stringing pearls without damaging them. Therefore, the city is also known as "City of Pearls". Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions and it is like a treat for lovers of history, art, architecture with several ornate tombs, palaces and mosques adorning the old city.
The Charminar monument is an internationally recognized icon in the city of Hyderabad. With its minarets and domes, it showcases typical Islamic design. In one corner sits a beautiful mosque where mass prayers take place on Fridays. Tourists rarely leave the city without taking a trip to Charminar and the surrounding markets, which are filled with food and jewellery. The monument was built in 1591 to celebrate the end of a plague epidemic in Hyderabad. The monument is made from granite, limestone and marble. Look up at the four 95-foot minarets that give the structure its name, Charminar, meaning Four Towers.
The Prime Minister of Nizam Osman Ali Khan and Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III) together built Salar Jung Museum, which is one of the largest private collections in the world that covers exhibits from every part of the world. The museum has over 35,000 items comprising of wood carvings, sculptures, Persian miniature paintings, weaponry and a library of 50000 books.
Golconda is one of the famous forts of India. The name originates from the Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd’s Hill”. The origins of the fort can be traced back to the Yadava dynasty of Deogiri and the Kakatiyas of Warangal. Golconda was originally a mud fort, which passed to the Bahmani dynasty and later to the Qutub Shahis, who held it from 1518 to 1687 A.D. The first three Qutub Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda, over a span of 62 years. The fort is famous for its acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply system and the famous Fateh Rahben gun, one of the cannons used in the last siege of Golconda by Aurangzeb, to whom the fort ultimately fell.
The Ramoji Film City is the largest integrated film city in the world and named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest studio on the planet. The Ramoji Film City boasts of first rated and comprehensive film making equipment and other facilities which are being used by commercial film makers from all states of India. The other famous places for tourism in Hyderabad are Birla temple, Nehru zoological park, NTR garden, Lumbini park and Shilaparamam etc. More information about the city of Hyderabad can be seen in Telangana Tourism website
Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, experiences a mix of both tropical and semi-arid climate. Hyderabad weather is decently warm throughout the year. However winter is mostly pleasant with slight drop in the temperature. Winter in Hyderabad starts from the month of October and extends up to mid February. The days during winters are bright and sunny and nights are slightly chilly. The average temperature during winter is around 20-24 °C. Sometimes the night temperature drops to 12 to 13 °C.
Dr. N. Aparna
Group Head, NRSC Data Centre
National Remote Sensing Centre
Balanagar, Hyderabad – 500 037
Phone: 040 – 23884423
Email: nrsc_uim[at]nrsc[dot]gov[dot]in & ghndc[at]nrsc[dot]gov[dot]in