Archive | September, 2009

ISRO Bhuvan a threat to Google Earth???

24 Sep

A moment of PRIDE for all Indians!!
Familiar with the features of Google Earth,now its time to check INDIA’s new ISRO ‘Bhuvan‘!!!

A>What is ISRO Bhuvan?

ISRO’s Bhuvan (which means Earth) is a satellite mapping tool similar to Google Earth and Wikimapia. It was developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It offers resolution up to 10 metres and is considered as a rival to Google Earth and Wikimapia.A prototype (beta) of this application was launched on 12th August 2009.
ISRO Bhuvan’s screenshot:

B>Basic Features of ISRO Bhuvan:
• Access, explore and visualise 2D and 3D image data along with rich thematic information on Soil, wasteland, water resources etc.

• Visualise multi-resolution, multi-sensor, multi-temporal image data
• Superpose administrative boundaries of choice on images as required
• Visualisation of AWS ( Automatic Weather Stations) data/information in a graphic view and use tabular weather data of user choice
• Fly to locations ( Flies from the current location directly to the selected location)
• Heads-Up Display ( HUD) naviation controls ( Tilt slider, north indicator, opacity, compass ring, zoom slider)
• Navigation using the 3D view Pop-up menu (Fly-in, Fly out, jump in, jump around, view point)
• 3D Fly through (3D view to fly to locations, objects in the terrain, and navigate freely using the mouse or keyboard)
• Drawing 2D objects (Text labels, polylines, polygons, rectangles, 2D arrows, circles, ellipse)
• Drawing 3D Objects (placing of expressive 3D models, 3D polygons, boxes)
• Snapshot creation (copies the 3D view to a floating window and allows to save to a external file)
• Measurement tools (Horizontal distance, aerial distance, vertical distance, measure area)
• Shadow Analysis (it sets the sun position based on the given time creating shadows and effects the lighting on the terrain)
• Urban Design Tools (to build roads, junctions and traffic lights in an urban setting)
• Contour map ( Displays a colorized terrain map and contour lines)
• Draw tools (Creates simples markers, free hand lines, urban designs)

C>Comparison between ISRO Bhuvan and Google Earth

Google Earth

* Zoom levels up to 200 mt
* Single layer information
* Images upgraded every 4 years
* No alternate viewing options
* Uses international satellites
ISRO Bhuvan
* Zoom levels up to 10 mt
* Multi-layer information
* Images upgraded every year
* Options of viewing on different dates
* Uses Indian satellites

E>Videos of ISRO ‘Bhuvan’

Information Courtesy: http://isrobhuvan.in/

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Chandrayaan-I finds water on Moon!

24 Sep

The recent finding of evidence of  ‘Water on the Lunar surface’ by Indian Maiden moon mission ‘Chandrayaan-I’ is another feather in the cap to India!!
The most recently launched ‘Chandrayaan -I’ has found evidence of water present on lunar surface!
Last year,’Chandrayaan’ found samples that proved that ‘NASA’a mission was not fake and man actually landed on moon’


This year ‘Chandrayaan-I’ has proved the 4 decade old speculation of ‘no existence of water on moon’ FALSE!!
Hats off to India, ISRO and Indian Scientists!!


For full details,check this article on Deccan Herald,Click Here

Alien like creature found in Panama,Central America

19 Sep

A strange Alien like creature was found in Panama,Central America yesterday by a group of teens.
It has an ‘alien’ like head and ‘human’ like body.Zoologists are baffled with this discovery.
For more details, see this video