Bhoosampada is an Information portal of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was dedicated to the nation on 28 January 2009 by Chairman ISRO at National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad. Mapping of land use/land cover (LULC) on 1:250,000 scale has been envisaged under Natural Resource Census (NRC) project of National Natural Resource Management System (NNRMS) using multi-temporal RESOURCESAT-1 (also known as IRS-P6 an advanced remote sensing satellite ) AWiFS (Advanced widefield Sensor) data on annual basis from 2004 onward. The major objective of this project was to make a rapid assessment of the national LULC with the emphasis on the cropped area in the different cropping seasons.

The purpose of this portal is to disseminate the information derived from IRS series of satellites to user organisations, scientific societies, non- government agencies in general and public at large. BHOOSAMPADA web portal provides the annual Land use/ Land Cover (LULC) assessment at national, state and district level. The seasonal water body and snow cover distributions can also be visualised. The web portal provides of the crop, water and snow within and across the year. These information are vital for planning natural resource management,limate change, agriculture, large scale < drought and flood damage to crops.

The portal provides various online utilities to its users (without having any specific GIS s/w installed at client’s machine) like map visualisation up to original mapping scale, LULC statistics generation at national, state and district level (based on user defined selection), online linking of socioeconomic data, basic and user defined queries, GIS analysis, online map compositions, multi-temporal etc.