Remote Sensing Applications Guide
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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PURPOSE To explain what the Remote Sensing Applications Guide is, and how it can ad Corps field and laboratory offices in selecting the appropriate remote sensing techniques to support their mission. The Guide provides managerial and technical guidance for developing effective uses of remote sensing. BACKGROUND Since the 1930s, remote sensing has played an increasingly important role in the Corps of Engineers. Initially, aerial photography see reference CIDB, CETN-II-1 was used as a tool by Corps personnel involved in planning construction projects. More recently, advances have been made in the state-of-the-art of remote sensing technology, data processing, and analysis procedures. Concurrently, new and more complex data requirements have surfaced in the Corps to meet its expanding mission in such areas as regulatory programs, environmental impact assessment,-evaluation of nonstructural and flood-plain development alternatives, and coastal engineering. Modern remote sensing techniques are technically and operationally capable of meeting some of these data acquisition needs.
- Civil Engineering