From data to maps : The exploitation of remote sensing
Remote sensing is one of the most powerful tools for Earth monitoring and it is extremely appealing for change detection and land cover mapping, at both regional and global scales. Satellite imagery gives rise to large quantities of very detailed information. This makes the extraction of information suitable for the end-user very laborious and time-consuming. The role of generalisation is to raise the classification level of abstraction to one directly comparable to maps stored in Geographical Information Systems. The article examines some of the work now in progress at the JRC-Ispra related to improved automated mapping techniques from remote sensing, incorporating advances in image understanding and spatial analysis.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Sistema Terra, Remote sensing and the Earth
Record Number: 199511133 / Last updated on: 1995-08-22
Original language: en
Available languages: en