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


The Choice is Ours to Make

As the world steps out of the darkness of 2021 and steps into 2022, we find ourselves wishing that the worst is behind us and things will now ‘return to normal’. Why this retrograde wish?


Tech Must be Used to Eliminate Silos

The other day someone observed that WhatsApp now included a payment option and wondered why. The reason is simple. If one can use it to order online…

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Earth Observation: The Growth Story

The evolution of technologies like GIS, Image Processing, and PNT has enhanced the quality of imagery analysis to provide value-added digital services to diverse fields of applications. However, issues concerning cost, transparency, and trust…


Space Partnerships for Sustainability

One of the interesting facets of the Space economy is that there was barely a hiccup due to the Covid pandemic. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that Covid gave a fillip to Space activities…


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?…