Future Vision

KSRSAC has a well developed infrastructure to handle major projects assessment, development and planning activities. The Centre proposes to take up the following activities/projects in the future

image An innovative programme on Land Resources Information System (LRIS) for Mysore District on a pilot scale, which aims at the development of a comprehensive digital information system at parcel level (individual land holdings) using very high resolution satellite data with the funding support of Centre for E-Governance, Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi . Based on this data, authorities could take more informed decisions for taking up developmental programmes. In addition, the individual farmer will have the benefit of easy access to information about his own land holding, which could help in better farming practices, thereby making agriculture profitable.
image Mapping of urban sprawl of major cities and towns of Karnataka with the funding support of the Department of Town Planning. This will be useful in understanding the direction of growth of urban sprawl and also in developing proper infrastructure
image Development of Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) for the entire State will be completed by the year 2005. The digital database thus developed will provide required information for the planning of developmental projects in the State by various Line Departments.
image A Central Natural Resource Repository to provide easily accessible information related services to users.
image At present, there is inadequate knowledge of the utility of remote sensing and GIS techniques at various levels of administration. Capacity building programs, therefore, will be continued by organizing regular training programmes for the officers of user departments, which would help them in understanding the emerging state-of-the-art technology and its potential applications.
image KSRSAC is pioneering a new beginning in distance education for professional courses in the State by implementing the EDUSAT Project in collaboration with ISRO, Government of India. The project is intended to set up a sustainable distance education service in the State using GSAT-3/EDUSAT satellite to be launched soon by ISRO. The network is used to deliver high quality multimedia based distance education to all engineering colleges in the State. This will launch a new era in imparting lessons through distance education for professional courses like Engineering.
image KSRSAC has also plans to extend the distance education network to primary schools and high schools in two districts Udupi and Chamrajnagar of Karnataka State. A total of 885 primary schools and 146 high schools will be connected by means of receive only satellite terminals. The lessons will be broadcast from the central studio at DSERT, Bangalore . This is also a novel programme which brings quality education to students of rural areas through satellite technology.
image Another ambitious project that KSRSAC has envisaged in association with ISRO is to extend the Telemedicine project to other parts of the State. The project will connect rural hospitals to a super-speciality hospital in Bangalore by means of VSAT based satellite network. The network will enable real-time tele-consultation as well as medical data transfer. This project will thus bring the benefits of super speciality healthcare to the rural and hitherto remote areas.



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