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The objectives of the collaborative programme on European marginal areas - remote sensing in land and environmental protection - are the classification and quantification of the rural less favoured areas and their management, environmental protection and development. This paper concentrates on some of the results from the first phase of the programme and some of the major actions defined for the second phase. Most of the work carried out during the first phase (1986-89) concentrated on various smaller pilot projects. One of the main conclusions from these projects was that integration of remote sensing data with other, ground-based, cartographic data was the only way in which the remotely sensed data could be used in scales required by local management. This resulted in strong support for development of PC-based remote sensing/geographical information systems and demonstration projects on their application.

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Authors: FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT);MEGIER J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Symposium on Thematic Mapping from Satellite Imagery, Saint-Mandé (FR), Oct. 2-4, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35729 ORA
Record Number: 199111528 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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