Wed, July 24, 2024
Arunachal Pradesh Space Application Center

Department of Science & Technology

Government of Arunachal Pradesh

Late Dr. G. Ch Chennaiah


ISRO Scientist Sc/Eng,"SG"

National Remote Sening Centre/ISRO,Dept. of Space

Govt.of India, Balanagar, Hyderabad

About Our Department

The State Remote Sensing Application Centre (SRSAC) was established in the year 1996 and now functioning as an independent organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Arunachal Pradesh and acts as the nodal centre for Remote sensing application programmes in the state. Vide Notification No SRSAC/18/2016-17, Dated Itanagar, the 29th Feb’2016, the State Government has designated SRSAC, Itanagar under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Arunachal Pradesh as “Nodal Agency” for promoting Remote Sensing (RS), Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) application solution to all the offices including public sector undertakings, Govt Departments, Government Societies as per their requirement.

Our Objectives

The main objective is to utilize the advanced state-of-art Remote Sensing and GIS technologies for inventory, mapping and monitoring of natural resources and planning for their sustainable development and also for effective rural and urban developmental planning in the state and taking up research/projects addressing various environmental problems and hazards in the state with following broad objectives:-

  • To undertake, promote,coordinate and aid research and development in the field of remote sensing, satellite communications & geospatial science.
  • Survey for monitoring and assessment of natural resources.
  • To carry out spatial temporal surveys.
  • Surveillance using Geo- spatial technology.
  • To develop an efficient data acquisition and retrieval system and to act as a repository of various natural resources data of the state.
  • To act as a nodal organization, advising the user agencies and to disseminate the remote sensing & GIS technology at operational levels.
  • To provide research and development support to the teaching and research organizations of the state in specified areas of geospatial technology.
  • To organize training and capacity building programmes for advanced study and Research in Geo-Spatial technology and its applications.
  • To cooperate and collaborate with other national and overseas institutions and research in Geo-Spatial technology and its applications.

  • Our Facilities

    The State remote Sensing Application Center is furnished with minimum infrastructural facilities of hardware and software GIS platform capable of handling tasks and undertakings at state level. The center is equipped with High-end Personal Computers, laptops, Workstations, Servers, High Data storage capacity, Internet facility, LCD projectors, Large scale plotters, Scanners, printers, Garmin handheld GPS and a power back-up facility to run the equipments uninterrupted. The system is loaded with the latest and powerful GIS and Image processing software. Presently the Centre has the latest versions of GIS softwares such as ArcGIS (with extensions such as ArcIMS, Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst), and Image processing softwares which has the capability of creating and visualizing DEMs and 3D virtual reality with the help of stereo imageries and aerial photographs. The center has acquired a number of Spatial and Non-spatial database such as Survey of India Toposheets with plans to cover the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh, Imageries from various satellite platforms like IRS-P6, Cartosat-2, Superview, LANSAT-7 and Resource sat etc. The center is currently manned by GIS and Remote Sensing trained personnel. At regular intervals the staffs are being given skills and knowledge up-gradation trainings and other capacity building programmes conducted by agencies such as Department of Space, Department of Science and Technology, and other Institutions. SRSAC shall soon establish a “State Data Repository / Hub” to maintain all RS & GIS inventories, maps and data generated by SRSAC and other departments and agencies. The Ministry of DoNER has already initiated activities to strengthen the state RS centres with State Data Repository (SRD), which will be equipped with server based workstations with needed bandwidth. It will act as common platform for geospatial data centre generated by SRSAC, other state government departments and agencies. Besides the SRD will have instant link with ISRO centre like NESAC, NRSC and SAC. Necessary infrastructural support will be provided by DoNER Ministry, GoI. The centre shall also establish State Bhuvan portal with the support of Department of Space, Govt. of India, which enables the SRSAC to upload the geospatial data of its own and the geospatial data owned by other state government departments / agencies.