Indian Government Launches Data.Gov.In

Anupam Saxena | Media4Nama | September 4, 2012

...looks like the Indian government has finally launched in open beta. The site allows the Government of India Ministries/ Departments and their organizations to publish data-sets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use, in order to make government functions more transparent. As we reported earlier, the portal is a joint initiative of Government of India and US Government...

...The site also offers apps from government departments for end-users/citizens. These are also offered via meta pages similar to data-sets with a download or access link. Among the apps listed at the time of writing this post, Pocket Bhuvan, a geospatial app from the Indian Space Research Organisation is rather interesting. It’s like Google Earth, with specific emphasis on Indian Region and showcases Indian Imaging Capabilities in Multi-sensor, Multi-platform and Multi-temporal domain.