Indian Institute of Remote Sensing IIRS
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) under Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Govt. of India is a premier Training and Educational Institute set up for developing trained professionals in the field of Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and GPS Technology for Natural Resources, Environmental and Disaster Management.
It functions as a constituent Unit of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India. Formerly known as Indian Photo-interpretation Institute (IPI), founded in 1966, the Institute boasts to be the first of its kind in entire South-East Asia. While nurturing its primary endeavour to build capacity among the user community by training mid-career professionals, the Institute has enhanced its capability and evolved many training & education programmes that are tuned to meet the requirements of various target groups, ranging from fresh graduates to policy makers including academia.
The Institute campus also houses the headquarters of the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and The Pacific (CSSTEAP), affiliated to the United Nations and first of its kind established in the region in 1995. IIRS provides support to conduct all its remote sensing and GIS training & education programmes at postgraduate level. The headquarters of Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), the largest non-governmental scientific society in the country, is also located in the Institute campus.
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Space Research Organisation,
Dept. of Space, Govt. of India 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun - 248 001 (India) Tel: + 91 - (0)135 - 2524399 Fax: + 91 - (0)135 - 2741987
Printer-friendly version Digital Image Processing, Photogrammetry & GIS Labs All the Departments of the Institute are equipped with
state-of-art computing facility and input/output devices to meet various photogrammetric, remote sensing and GIS data processing requirements. The Institute's servers host a variety of RS & GIS softwares, such as ERDAS Imagine, Geomatica, Geomedia, IDRISI Taiga, ENVI, Definiens (Ecognition), SARMAP, ArcGIS, ArcView, ISRO's IGiS, and several other open source softwares which are shared across the computer network. The Institute also has a dedicated digital photogrammetry lab equipped with high-end photogrammetric workstations and softwares for processing satellite, aerial and terrestrial stereo photos/images for DEM generation and 3-D feature extraction. Internet and intranet facility is available across the network in the campus. Sharing of all the technical information related to various education, training and research programmes, including the technical outputs of the students' research, is enabled through internet.