Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)
120 The Government Complex Commemorating His Majesty The King's 80th Birthday Anniversary, 5th December, B.E.2550(2007)
Ratthaprasasanabhakti Building 6th and 7th Floor, Chaeng Wattana Road, Lak Si Bangkok 10210, THAILAND
Tel. +66 (0)2 143 0567
Mr. Chinnnatat Keawkaew
Position: Director of Aerospace Industry Promotion Center
GISTDA, a state mechanism under the supervision of the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and innovation, is to deliver values from space to the Thai society and people.
Vision / Objective / Roles
To be an organization that brings together the values of space technology and geo-informatics for the greatest benefit of humanity.
Developing geo-informatics and space technology as a nonboundary knowledge for the country development
1. To develop space technology and geo-informatics applications to be beneficial to the general public
2. To develop the satellite data base and the derived natural resources information center
3. To provide data services relating to space technology and geoinformatics
4. To provide technical services and develop human resources in satellite remote sensing and geo-informatics.
5. To conduct research and development as well as to implement other activities related to space technology, including the development of small satellites for natural resources survey.
6. To be the core organization to establish common standards for remote sensing and geo-informatics systems.
GISTDA operates both in space and on the ground:
Space segment via remote sensing control: Thailand owns THEOS-1 and will in future own two more THEOS-2 satellites (main and secondary satellites)
Ground segment: GISTDA receives satellite signals from abroad as well as pictorial data through more than 20 satellites under its network. These signals consist of ultrahigh-resolution data and low-resolution data embracing vast areas. These data find use in assorted missions, including monitoring areal changes, land use, urban mapping, economic area mapping, weather monitoring, disaster management monitoring, and administration of satellite data archives of the last three decades. In addition, management of satellite signals available to GISTDA finds efficient application in change analysis.