Bangaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the new Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (KSRSAC) facility on Thursday at Doddabettahalli, a government press release said.
The facility named as “Doora Samvedi Bhavana” can accommodate 200 scientists and administrative staff.
The chief minister also launched the Geographical Information System (GIS) portal K – GIS which will provide data and map services to various departments of Karnataka governments. The database has 54 GIS layers, the release said.
Launched in 1986, KSRSAC uses satellite images and GIS in the development programmes of the state government.
The state government was conferred the status of a State Nodal Agency on KSRSAC in 2002 for its Remote Sensing, GIS, and photogrammetry projects and services rendered to the government departments, the release added.