The Discrimination of Tropical Land Use in Puerto Rico: An Analysis using Multispectral Imagery.
KANSAS UNIV/CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE REMOTE SENSING LAB
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During the past decade, the technique of remote sensing has received considerable attention within the scientific community and outside of it as well. Many practical applications of remote sensing have been developed, and a great deal of research is now in progress. It seems appropriate that geographers should be actively engaged in the development and refinement of remote sensing techniques - techniques that must be designed by geographers if they are to be utilized as tools for geographic research. At the present time, remote sensing does not represent a new information system, complete with hardware, software and know-how, capable of providing all of the data that geographers previously listed under the HEADING POTENTIAL USES OF REMOTE SENSING IN GEOGRAPHY. Although remote sensing has not yet reached the level of capability predicted for it by early enthusiasts, it has shown considerable promise. This study is just one of many that was conceived and designed to bridge the gap between abstract theoretical concepts on one hand and user oriented products on the other. Author
- Civil Engineering