MUMBAI: The ISRO-SGL JV plans to develop the third version of IGiS to process microwave data emerging out of the satellite. ISRO has successfully launched the second version of IGiS, India's first indigenous integrated GIS image processing software.
Working with its joint venture partner ScanPoint Geomatics Limited (SGL), ISRO is now planning to tap the need for microwave data processing. Applications like advanced GIS analysis, terrain analysis, 3D modelling, hydrology modelling, raster GIS analysis, GPS tools, zonal tools and tracking analyst are a part of the second version of IGiS.
"Not many packages combine tools of image processing with GIS like IGiS does. With the synthetic aperture radar satellite to be launched in second half of this year, there will be a need for reading and processing the microwave data that will be generated from the satellite. The current version can only processing optical images and data and not microwave data. The next version of IGiS can focus on that need and create a fresh demand," said RR Navalgund, Director, Space Application Centre (SAC), ISRO.