Bhaskaracharya Institute For Space Applications and Geo-Informatics

Department of Science & Technology,Government of Gujarat

Centre for Geo-informatics Applications



The objective of the Geo-informatics technology group is to provide decision support to the sectoral stake holders through scientifically organized, comprehensive, multi-purpose, compatible and large scale (village level) geo-spatial databases and supporting analytical tools. These activities of this centre are executed by a well trained team of multi-disciplinary scientists. The government has provided a modern infrastructure along with the state-ofthe- art hardware and software. To study the land transformation and development over the years, a digital satellite data library of multiple sensors of more than twenty years has been established and conventional data sets of Government Departments have been co-registered with satellite data. Thus, geo-spatial databases have been created using conventional maps, high resolution satellite 2D and 3D imagery and official datasets (attributes). The geospatial databases include terrain characteristics, natural and administrative systems, data on agriculture, water resources, city survey maps, village maps with survey numbers, water harvesting structures, water supply, irrigation, power, communications, ports, land utilization patterns, infrastructure, urbanization, environment data, forests, sanctuaries, mining areas, industries, etc. They also include data on social infrastructure like the locations of schools, health centres, institutions, aganwadies, local government infrastructure etc. The geospatial database of nagar-palikas includes properties and amenities captured on city and town planning maps with about 1000 GIS layers. Similar work on villages has been carried out.  

The applications of space technology and geo-informatics have been operational in almost all the developmenal sectors of the state.

Remote sensing and GIS applications have provided impetus to planning and developmental activities at grass root level as well as monitoring and management in various disciplines.

This Centre is providing decision support to the sectoral stake holders through scientifically organized, comprehensive, multi-purpose, compatible and large scale (village level/city level/town level) geo-spatial databases and supporting analytical tools on operational basis.


Current development activities are:

  Establishment of “Gujarat State Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSSDI)”.
  Meta-data services of geo-spatial database through Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN)
  Development of systems in collaboration with stake holders for providing services to public(e.g. geo-spatial data based farmer call centre).
  Establishment of Business development unit.