Prof Arup Dasgupta

Author Bio

Prof Arup Dasgupta has been involved in geospatial systems since 1976 and has made significant contributions in satellite imaging, Geographical Information Science and convergence of information and communication technologies for spatial planning and development through spatial data infrastructure. A former Deputy Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre, he is a founder member of the Indian Society of Geomatics. Prof Dasgupta is the recipient of several awards and has many papers and articles to his credit.

Stories by the author


Answering Questions with Location

Quite some time ago, I came across this stanza in a blog by a geospatial person to illustrate the capability of geospatial technology…


Disarmament in Space

Space has always been a great ‘asset’ for the military. The ability to conduct reconnaissance without dangerous clandestine forays in foreign airspace is a big attraction…


2021 Could Be a Year of Opportunities

2020, the annus horribilis, is drawing to a close. Will we see light at the end of the tunnel, or will the coming year be annus horribilis v2.0?…


Silver Lining for AEC Industry

In the September 2020 issue of the National Geographic, an article on robotics starts with a description of an autonomous excavator, which is set up to dig a portion…


Innovation Must to Strive and Thrive

The Times They Are a-Changin — this song by Bobby Dylan, composed in 1964, seems so relevant in 2020, but for very different reasons. This is…

Business and Industry Trends

Lessons for India in Commercialization of space

To be able to bring the policy statement to reality requires a major overhaul of government-led Space activities. Only then will the promises be realizable…