Recently, NMDC inaugurated the “Remote Sensing & GIS Lab” at Hyderabad on 02 May 2018. NMDC and NRSC (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India joined hands through a MoU to Promote Space Applications in exploration and other mining activities for “Satellite Based Geological Mapping and Multidisciplinary Exploration of Iron, Diamond and other mineral deposits”. It is a major step forward towards “Digital India” as Space Technology provides real – time data for generation of digital maps.
The Remote Sensing and GIS Lab has two Licences, “ERDAS” and “ARC-GIS” software along with high end “Workstations”. NMDC will utilize the facility for exploration and would fully go “DIGITAL” in the areas of exploration.