Satellite remote sensing : A new data source in land management
The report provides a summary of the results of the European Collaborative Programme for the use of high resolution SGEOS satellites in the management of less favoured areas. The major advantages of the satellites are the superior field of view, the high frequency of overflight, the digital data format easing computer manipulation, and the low price of data collection per area unit. The first chapters give the political end of the technological context, an overview of satellite remote sensing and its major forces and limitations, and a summary of actual results of the programme. Finally the use of satellite data in agriculture, forestry, nature protection, land degradation and integrated land management is presented.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15333 EN (1993) 120 pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
Record Number: 199511583 / Last updated on: 1995-12-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en