CARTOSAT – 1 is the first Indian Remote Sensing Satellite
capable of providing in-orbit stereo images. The images are used for
Cartographic applications meeting the global requirements. Cameras of this
satellite have a resolution of 2.5m (can distinguish a small car).
The Cartosat – 1 provides stereo pairs required for generating Digital
Elevation Models, Ortho Image products, and Value added products for various
applications of Geographical Information System (GIS).