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Imaging spectrometry for earth remote sensing
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Summary. Imaging spectrometry, a new technique for the remote ser earth, is now technically feasible from aircraft and spacecraft. The initial r that remote, direct identification of surface materials on a picture-elemen be accomplished by proper sampling of

GPS meteorology- Remote sensing of atmospheric water vapor using the Global Positioning System
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We present a new approach to remote sensing of water vapor based on the global positioning system (GPS). Geodesists and geophysicists have devised methods for estimating the extent to which signals propagating from GPS satellites to ground-based

for the Correction of Remote Sensing Data
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A surface bidirectional reflectance model has been developed for the correction of surface bidirectional effects in time series of satellite observations, where both sun and viewing angles are varying. The model follows a semiempirical approach and is designed to be

Remote sensing of the lower atmosphere
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We shall soon appreciate the fundamental importance of the single scattering albedo to multiple scattering. In anticipation of this, it is helpful to consider some general properties of 0 for spherical particles of a size typically found in clouds. Example spectra of L) 0 for 5

Remote sensing of urban/suburban infrastructure and socio-economic attributes
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Temporal and spatial resolution requirements for extracting urban/suburban infrastructure and socio-economic attributes from remote sen. data are presented. The goal is to relate the user information requirements with the current and proposed remote sensing systems

Fundamentals of geological and environmental remote sensing
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Page 1. TTTTTTTTTTTT Fundamentals of Geological and Environmental RemoteSensing Robert K. Vincent Bowling Green State University 80 Reflected and Emitted Radiance Available for Detection 80 Multispectral Electro-Optical Sensors for RemoteSensing 84

Satellite remote sensing of river inundation area, stage, and discharge: A review
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ABSTRACT The growing availability of multi-temporal satellite data has increased opportunities for monitoring large rivers from space. A variety of passive and active sensors operating in the visible and microwave range are currently operating, or planned, which

Remote sensing for GIS managers
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This guide to remote sensing technology presents GIS managers who have no previous remote sensing experience with the basics of integrating it with GIS data. How to use remote sensing technology as geographic data is demonstrated, as is how remote sensing

Integration of soil moisture remote sensing and hydrologic modeling using data assimilation
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Abstract. The feasibility of synthesizing distributed fields of soil moisture by the novel application of four-dimensional data assimilation (4DDA) applied in a hydrological model is explored. Six 160-km 2 push broom microwave radiometer (PBMR) images gathered over

Object-oriented image processing in an integrated GIS/remote sensing environment and perspectives for environmental applications
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Abstract While remote sensing has made enormous progress over recent years and a variety of sensors now deliver medium and high resolution data on an operational basis, a vast majority of applications still rely on basic image processing concepts developed in

Remote sensing of soil moisture content over bare field at 1.4 GHz frequency
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ABSTRACT A simple method of estimating moisture content W of a bare soil from the observed brightness temperature TB at 1.4 GHz is discussed in this paper. The method is based on a radiative transfer model calculation (Wilheit, 1978), which has been

A review of surface-based microwave and millimeter-wave radiometric remote sensing of the troposphere
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Abstract Surface-based radiometric sensing of tropospheric parameters has a long history of providing useful measurements of temperature, water vapor, and cloud liquid. In this review, a general overview of physical fundamentals, measurement techniques, and retrieval

The use of remote sensing and landscape metrics to describe structures and changes in urban land uses
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Abstract. Remote sensing technology has great potential for acquisition of detailed and accurate land-use information for management and planning of urban regions. However, the determination of land-use data with high geometric and thematic accuracy is generally

Remote sensing and geographic information system data integration: error sources and
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ABSTRACT: Data derived from remote sensors are increasingly being utilized as a data source in geographic information systems (GIS). Error associated with the remote sensing and GIS data acquisition, processing, analysis, conversion, and nal product presentation

Ground-based investigation of soil moisture variability within remote sensing footprints during the Southern Great Plains 1997 (SGP97) Hydrology Experiment
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Abstract: Surface soil moisture content is highly variable in both space and time. While remote sensing provides an effective methodology for mapping surface moisture content over large areas, it averages within-pixel variability thereby masking the underlying

Remote sensing of aerosols over land surfaces from POLDER-ADEOS-1 polarized measurements
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Abstract. The polarization measurements achieved by the POLDER instrument on ADEOS-! are used for the remote sensing of aerosols over land surfaces. The key advantage of using polarized observations is their ability to systematically correct for the ground contribution,

A comparison of segmentation programs for high resolution remote sensing data
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ABSTRACT: Methods of image segmentation become more and more important in the field of remote sensing image analysis–in particular due to the increasing spatial resolution of imagery. The most important factor for using segmentation techniques is segmentation

Remote sensing and GIS at farm property level: Demography and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
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Abstract Analysis of remotely sensed data at the level of individual farm properties provides additional insights to those derived from a landscape approach. Property-level analysis was carried out by overlaying a property boundary grid in a GIS. Data were derived from aerial

targets for use in remote sensing studies
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16.targets is presented in a uniform format.target both a graphical plot and a digital tabulation of reflectance is given. The data were taken from the literature and include laboratory, field, and aircraft

Operational readiness of microwave remote sensing of soil moisture for hydrologic applications
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accepted in revised form 28 July 2006 S i'Abstract Microwave remote sensing of soil moisture has been an active area of research since the 1 970s but has yet found little use in operational applications. Given recent advances¡ n retrieval algorithms and the

Principles of remote sensing
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Principles of Remote Sensing is a textbook which introduces remote sensing as techniques for acquiring different types of positional and thematic information. The book aims to provide a balanced approach towards the traditional photogrammetric and remote sensing

Glacial retreat in Himalaya using Indian Remote Sensing satellite data
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The Himalayas possess one of the largest resources of snow and ice, which act as a huge freshwater reservoir. Monitoring the glaciers is important to assess the overall reservoir health. In this investigation, glacial retreat was estimated for 466 glaciers in Chenab,

Sea surface salinity: The next remote sensing challenge
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Altimetry and the Oceans was held in Toulouse, France. The TOPEX/Poseidon satellite had begun the second year in orbit, and all indications were that the data quality was beyond expectations. During the final address at the conference, Carl Wunsch recounted, among

Remote sensing of global wetland dynamics with multiple satellite data sets
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Abstract. This study is the first global effort to quantify seasonality and extent of inundation with a suite of satellite observations, including passive and active microwave along with visible and infrared measurements. A clustering technique which merges the satellite

Estimation of new production in the ocean by compound remote sensing
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Oceanic new production can be estimated from remotely sensed data on ocean colour and temperature. This approach, which depends on parameterizations developed from ship observations, as well as on satellite data, yields more representative estimates of the large

Understanding and quantifying motor vehicle emissions with vehicle specific power and TILDAS remote sensing
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ABSTRACT Motor vehicles are one of the largest sources of air pollutants worldwide. Despite their importance, motor vehicle emissions are inadequately understood and quantified. This is due in part to large variations in individual vehicle emissions with

Global assessment of land degradation and improvement 1: identification by remote sensing
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Economic development, burgeoning cities and increasing rural populations, are driving unprecedented land-use change. In turn, unsustainable land use is driving land degradation– a long-term loss in ecosystem function and productivity which requires progressively

Spectral imaging for remote sensing
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¦ Spectral imaging for remote sensing of terrestrial features and objects arose as an alternative to high-spatial-resolution, large-aperture satellite imaging systems. Early applications of spectral imaging were oriented toward ground-cover classification, mineral

Optical remote sensing applications in viticulture-a review
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Abstract The emergence of precision agriculture technologies and an increasing demand for higher quality grape products has led to a growing interest in the practice of precision viticulture; monitoring and managing spatial variations in productivity-related variables

Textbook of remote sensing and geographical information systems
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The development of GIS technology and the inclusion of a number of courses in GIS and remote sensing in academic programme at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels are noteworthy. Perhaps the most significant single development in the world is the

Algorithm for remote sensing of tropospheric aerosol from MODIS
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Over the land, at launch, the algorithm uses the low opacity of most aerosol types in the mid- IR (2.13 and 3.8 µm) and the presence of many dark surface covers in the blue and red channels (0.47 and 0.66 µm). The dark pixels are identified using a correlation between

Estimating the spatial distribution of snow in mountain basins using remote sensing and energy balance modeling
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Abstract. We present a modeling approach that couples information about snow cover duration from remote sensing with a distributed nergy balance model to calculate the spatial distribution of snow water equivalence (SWE) in a 1.2 km 2mountain basin at the peak of

Remote sensing and GIS integration: theories, methods, and applications
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Maximize a geographical information tool by incorporating it with up-todate remotely sensed data GIS is predominantly a data-handling technology, while remote sensing is a data retrieval and analysis technology. This book addresses the need to combine remotely

A machine-learning approach to automated knowledge-base building for remote sensingimage analysis with GIS data
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Abstract A machine learning approach to automated building of knowledge bases for image analysis expert systems incorporating GIS data is presented. The method uses an inductive learning algorithm to generate production rules from training data. With this method,

Vertical photon transport in cloud remote sensing problems
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Abstract. Photon transport in plane-parallel, vertically inhomogeneous clouds is investigated and applied to cloud remote sensing techniques that use solar reflectance or transmittance measurements for retrieving droplet effective radius. Transport is couched in terms of

ARCHIVING AND MANAGING REMOTE SENSING DATA USING STATE OF THE ART STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES.
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ABSTRACT: Integrated Multi-mission Ground Segment for Earth Observation Satellites (IMGEOS) was established with an objective to eliminate human interaction to the maximum extent. All emergency data products will be delivered within an hour of acquisition through

Integration of remote sensing and ground-based techniques for the study of land degradation phenomena in coastal areas.
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Land degradation processes, such as salinization and waterlogging, are increasingly affecting extensive areas devoted to agriculture threatening the sustainability of farming practices. Soil salinization typically appears as an excess accumulation of salt generally

Irrigation Performance Assessment of Left Bank Canal, Nagarjuna Sagar Project, India During Rabi Using Remote Sensing and GIS
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Abstract An Investigation on irrigation performance assessment of Mudimanikyam and Janpahad major, Left bank canal, Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP), Andhra Pradesh, India using remote sensing and GIS was carried during rabi (2008-09 and 2009-10) at Water

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing with Emphasis on Land Cover Mapping: From Ground to Satellite Observations
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Land cover is a fundamental variable of Earth's system intimately connected with many human activities and the physical environment (Styers et al., 2009; Otukei and Blascke, 2010). At local and regional scales, knowledge of land cover forms a basic dimension of

Rural Development by Effective Water Resources Development Using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques A case study for Kannod Block, District Dewas. MP
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A survey of literature on geohydrological investigations conducted in the area of study targeting the ground water have not employed effectively in the area. Peoples are digging tube wells and dug wells without

LAND USE LAND COVER CHANGE DETECTION USING REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM IN PATHRI RESERVE FOREST,
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ABSTRACT Toposheet of Pathri reserve forest (1972), Landsat TM 7 images for the year 1990 and 2013 were used as data sets for the present study. LULC was assessed for 1990 and 2013 and change detection between the years mentioned was performed. LULC for

Advances in remote sensing and GIS applications in support of forest fire management
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In recent years, the importance of wildfires as a natural or a human-induced phenomenon has gained recognition not only at local but also at regional and global levels. Improved remote sensing and computational capabilities enable the rapid processing of large

Global scale remote sensing of water isotopologues in the troposphere: representation of first-order isotope effects
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Abstract Over the last-decade, global scale datasets of atmospheric water vapor isotopologues (HDO) have become available from different remote-sensing instruments. Due to the observational geometry and the spectral ranges that are used, only few

Geoenvironmental resource assessment using remote sensing and GIS: a case study from southern coastal region
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Abstract This article describes the aspect of geoenvironment and portable groundwater zone of a watershed located in coastal tract around Tuticorin Corporation, Tamil Nadu, India, using remote sensing and GIS. Initially, based on satellite imagery, topographical,

Comparison between remote sensing and a dynamic vegetation model for estimating terrestrial primary production of Africa
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Background Africa is an important part of the global carbon cycle. It is also a continent facing potential problems due to increasing resource demand in combination with climate change- induced changes in resource supply. Quantifying the pools and fluxes constituting the

A 3D aerosol climatology in the atmosphere of Greece by remote sensing radiative-transfer modeling techniques
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Abstract The present study focuses on the climatic analysis of aerosols in Greece using remote sensing methods, in conjunction with the radiative transfer of solar radiation at different altitudes. For this purpose, data from the satellite sensor CALIOP are used as

Estimation of Vegetative Characteristics by Remote Sensing
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Measurements of biomass, leaf area and carbon cycling rates are important components for understanding ecosystem processes. While other techniques are available to measure these components, remote sensing has the advantages of non-destructive sampling and

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Object-oriented image processing in an integrated GIS/remote sensing environment and perspectives for environmental applications
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Abstract While remote sensing has made enormous progress over recent years and a variety of sensors now deliver medium and high resolution data on an operational basis, a vast majority of applications still rely on basic image processing concepts developed in

Remote sensing for GIS managers
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This guide to remote sensing technology presents GIS managers who have no previous remote sensing experience with the basics of integrating it with GIS data. How to use remote sensing technology as geographic data is demonstrated, as is how remote sensing

Remote sensing and GIS at farm property level: Demography and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
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Abstract Analysis of remotely sensed data at the level of individual farm properties provides additional insights to those derived from a landscape approach. Property-level analysis was carried out by overlaying a property boundary grid in a GIS. Data were derived from aerial

Mapping soil erosion risk in Rondonia, Brazilian Amazonia: using RUSLE, remote sensingand GIS
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ABSTRACT This article discusses research in which the authors applied the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE), remote sensing, and geographical information system (GIS) to the maping of soil erosion risk in Brazilian Amazonia. Soil map and soil

Remote sensing and GIS integration: theories, methods, and applications
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Maximize a geographical information tool by incorporating it with up-todate remotely sensed data GIS is predominantly a data-handling technology, while remote sensing is a data retrieval and analysis technology. This book addresses the need to combine remotely

Zoning land for agricultural protection by the integration of remote sensing, GIS, and cellular automata
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Abstract Zoning strategic agricultural land for protection has become important in reducing agricultural land loss in rapidly growing areas. In this paper, a constrained CA model based on the integration of remote sensing, GIs, and cellular automata (CA) techniques was

A machine-learning approach to automated knowledge-base building for remote sensingimage analysis with GIS data
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Abstract A machine learning approach to automated building of knowledge bases for image analysis expert systems incorporating GIS data is presented. The method uses an inductive learning algorithm to generate production rules from training data. With this method,

An integration of remote sensing, GIS, and information distribution for wildfire detection and management
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Abstract A disaster mitigation feasibility study, entitled" WILDFIRE," was initiated in 1997. Project WImRE demonstrated the feasibility of integrating civil and commercial communications and information technology to provide operational resources to

Remote sensing and GIS for urban growth analysis in China
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Abstract The progress of urban remote sensing and GIS in China since the early 1980s is reviewed. The first section introduces the early applications of remote sensing to environmental monitoring and resources investigation, and outlines its achievements. The

Remote sensing and GIS-based flood vulnerability assessment of human settlements: a case study of Gangetic West Bengal, India
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Abstract: Flooding due to excessive rainfall in a short period of time is a frequent hazard in the flood plains of monsoon Asia. In late September 2000, a devastating flood stuck Gangetic West Bengal, India. This particular event has been selected for this study.

Modelling floodplain inundation on a regulated river: integrating GIS, remote sensing and hydrological models
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ABSTRACT The lower River Murray in South Australia is highly regulated through weirs and water extraction for irrigation. Management of the river for environmental purposes requires an understanding of the extent of floodplain inundation from various flows and weir

Application of remote sensing and GIS
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oastal areas, the place where the waters of the seas meet the land are indeed unique places in our global geography. They are endowed with a very wide range of coastal ecosystems like mangroves, coral reefs, lagoons, sea grass, salt marsh, estuary etc. They are unique

Identifying systematic land-cover transitions using remote sensing and GIS: the fate of forests inside and outside protected areas of Southwestern Ghana
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Abstract. We use remote sensing and GIS to map changes in land cover and to identify systematic land-cover transitions in Southwestern Ghana. Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite imagery of 1990 and 2000 is used to create two land-cover classifications, and

Droughts floods assessment and monitoring using remote sensing and GIS
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Abstract: Space technology has made substantial contribution in all the three phases such as preparedness, prevention and relief phases of drought and flood disaster management. The Earth Observation satellites which include both geostationary and polar orbiting

GIS and remote sensing
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This chapter briey reviews remote sensing as both a data collection technology providing data for GIS and a user of spatially referenced data for scientic analysis. The discussion focuses on the importance of linking raster remote sensing systems with vector GIS to

of sub-watersheds for sustainable development and management of natural resources: an integrated approach using remote sensing, GIS and socio-economic
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The study area is one of the watersheds of North Pennar basin, covering an area of 570 km2 and lies between latitude 13 55'–14 17' N and longitude 77 05'–77 25' E in Pavagada area, Tumkur District, Karnataka and a small portion in Ananthpur District,

Use of remote sensing and GIS for sustainable land management
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ABSTRACT Remote sensing provides the basic data to undertake inventory of land, as well as the temporal information required to monitor sustainable land management practices. In this paper, the current use of remote sensing for sustainable land management is

Remote sensing and GIS applications for mapping and spatial modelling of invasive species
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ABSTRACT: Biological invasions form a major threat to the sustainable provision of ecosystem products and services, both in man-made and natural ecosystems. Increasingly, efforts are made to avoid invasions or eradicate or control established invaders. It has

The development and integration of remote sensing, GIS and data processing tools for effective harvest management
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Abstract For many years, Mackay Sugar has used proportional re-estimating to predict the size of remaining crop to be harvested during a harvest season. This process uses a computer program to formulate actual to estimate yield trends for the calculated harvested

Application of remote sensing and GIS in the management of mangrove forests within and adjacent to Kiunga Marine Protected Area, Lamu, Kenya
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The status of mangroves within and adjacent to Kiunga Marine Protected Area (MPA) were assessed by means of aerial photographs and intensive ground truthing. Vegetation maps (1: 25,000) were produced on GIS environment making it possible to store, retrieve and

Applications of remote sensing and GIS for damage assessment
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ABSTRACT: Remotely sensed imagery data from satellites and airborne platforms have become important tools to assess vulnerability of urban areas and to grasp damage distribution due to natural disasters. The platform and sensors of remote sensing should

Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS as a Tool To Support Precision Forestry Practice in Malaysia
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ABSTRACT Managing complex tropical forest requires up to date technology in ensuring sustainable resources utilisation. Much of the current forest management practices can be improved through the use of current technologies including remote sensing, GIS (

Change detection of natural high forests in Ethiopia using remote sensing and GIStechniques
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Land Use Planner German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Ethiopia German Development Service (DED), Ethiopia Land Use Planning and Resource Management Project in Oromia Region (LUPO) atomatthias@ hotmail. com KEY WORDS: Deforestation, Change

Remote sensing and GIS-based analysis of cave development in the Suoimuoi Catchment (Son La-NW Vietnam)
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Integration of remotely sensed imagery with ground surveys is a promising method in cave development studies. In this research a methodology was set up in which a variety of remote sensing and GIS techniques support cave analysis in the tropical karst area of the

Remote sensing, GIS, and modeling technologies enhance the synergic capability to comprehend the impact of great tsunami disaster
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Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, lots of tsunami damage detection technologies have been developed and validated. Especially, high-resolution satellite imagery enhances the capabilities for quantitative detection of local tsunami damage,

Automatic classification of remote sensing data for GIS database revision
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ABSTRACT Geographic information systems (GIS) are dependent on accurate and up-to- date data sets. The manual revision of GIS data is very cost and time consuming. On the other hand more and more high resolution satellite systems are under development and

Integration of aerial remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS technologies in seagrass mapping
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Abstract With a view to implementing a sound management of littoral plant formations, and more particularly that of seagrass beds, it would appear of interest to test the potentiality of image processing for various types of photographs (color, infmred, and black and white).

Soil erosion assessment and its correlation with landslide events using remote sensing data andGIS: a case study at Penang Island, Malaysia
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Abstract In this paper, an attempt has been made to assess, prognosis and observe dynamism of soil erosion by universal soil loss equation (USLE) method at Penang Island, Malaysia. Multi-source (map-, space-and ground-based) datasets were used to obtain

A remote sensing and GIS integrated study on urbanization with its impact on arable lands: Fuqing City, Fujian Province, China
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ABSTRACT Landsat TM images were employed to characterize land-cover types and land- cover changes in Fuqing City and its adjacent areas in Fujian Province, southeast China. Three TM scenes from 1991, 1994 and 1996 were used to cover the city and the adjacent

Land use classification of remote sensing image with GIS data based on spatial data mining techniques
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(School of Information Engineering, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and mapping, No. 129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, PR China, 430079)(* Institute of China Electronic System Engineering, No. 6, Wanshou Road, Beijing, PR China, 100036) Email: dli@ dns. wtusm.

An integrated approach of remote sensing, geophysics and GIS to evaluation of groundwater potentiality of Ojhala sub-watershed, Mirjapur district, UP, India
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Abstract Groundwater constitutes an important source of water for various purposes like domestic needs, supply for industries and for agriculture etc. The conventional approaches for groundwater investigation are ground based surveys and exploratory drilling which are

Estimation of soil erosion using remote sensing and GIS: Its valuation and economic implications on agricultural production
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ABSTRACT Soil erosion is a serious environmental problem in Northern Thailand causing a threat to sustainable agriculture. Faulty agricultural practices, high annual rainfall and the undulating topography of Northern Thailand are the key factors contributing to a high

The application of neural networks to the floristic classification of remote sensing and GISdata in complex terrain
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ABSTRACT: This study applies a Back-Propagation Neural Network to the task of floristic land cover classification. The input data consists of the three LANDSAT TM bands 2, 4 and 7 and the GIS based environmental variables Aspect, Elevation, Catchment, Geology and

Remote sensing and GIS for long-term fire risk mapping
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The risk of forest fire occurrence can be considered at different spatial and temporal resolutions. Accordingly, different approaches to fire risk may be taken into account. If we focus on the spatial dimension of fire risk, we could distinguish between local and global ABSTRACT/This paper reports the experience of extracting information on the salinity of soil and offers a method of synthetic analysis. The experimental areas for analysis are located in Yanggao Basin, Shanxi Province, China. The types of soil are mainly meadow soil and

Mapping salt-affected soils using remote sensing indicators a simple approach with the use of GIS IDRISI
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ABSTRACT This research deals with the problem of monitoring saline soils of Faisalabad, Pakistan. The analysis is based on remote sensing data of LISS-II sensor of IRS-1B satellite using GIS-IDRISI functions. We have examined how different remote sensing indicators

Integration of GPS with remote sensing and GIS: reality and prospect
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Abstract The advent of the Global Positioning System (GP~) technology has not only enhanced the ease and versatility of spatial data acquisition, but has also diversified the approaches by which it is integrated with remote sensing and geographic information

Applications of remote sensing and GIS technologies in groundwater hydrology: past, present and future
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Groundwater is one of the most valuable natural resources, which supports human health, economic development and ecological diversity. Unfortunately, overexploitation and unabated pollution of this vital resource is threatening our ecosystems and even the life of

Urban applications of satellite remote sensing and GIS analysis
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. Throughout the world, urban managers and policy makers make strategic decisions on environmental protection, infrastructure development and maintenance, land development, and land administration and taxation. In many cities in

Conserving forests in the Eastern Ghats through remote sensing and GIS-A case study in Kolli hills
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The present study was carried out to identify the present (1999) and past status (1990) of forest in the Kolli hills, the Eastern Ghats and forest regions which are prone to degradation in the near future using remote sensing and GIS. About 25 ha loss has been observed in

Dynamic change of land use structure in Haikou by remote sensing and GIS
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1. Renewable Resource and Ecological Environment Department. Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Chinese A cademy of Sciences. 2. Institute of Geographicacl Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS. Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, PR

Groundwater potential modelling through remote sensing and GIS: a case study from Rajura Taluka, Chandrapur district, Maharashtra
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Abstract: Our very own survival on earth essentially depends on the water, nature's valuable gift to all life forms. The optimal and sustainable development of the resource is very crucial so that it is accessed reliably to avoid any future problems regarding its qualitative and

Mapping vegetation across large geographic areas: integration of remote sensing and GIS to classify multisource data
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Abstract A two-stage classification process for mapping land cover across large geographic areas from digital imagey, such as Landsat~~ products, is described. Stage I involves a two- pass, unsupervised classification designed to capture patterns evident in a color

Remote sensing and GIS application in change detection study in urban zone using multi temporal satellite
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ABSTRACT Information on landuse/landcover in the form of maps and statistical data is very vital for spatial planning, management and utilization of land. In the study, Remote Sensing and geographic information system (GIS) were used in order to study landuse/landcover

Bridging remote sensing and GIS–What are the main supportive Pillars
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ABSTRACT: This paper highlights recent developments that have led to object-based image analysis (OBIA). We summarize major trends in bridging remote sensing, image processing and GIS and we hypothesize that OBIA is an emerging paradigm in image analysis. We

Remote sensing and GIS integration for land cover analysis, a case study: Gokceada Island
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ABSTRACT: In this study, remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) integration were used in order to analyse land cover of Gökceada Island by using Landsat 7 ETM data with slope and aspect data. Digital image processing techniques were

Mapping land use-land cover and change detection in Kafur local government, Katsina, Nigeria (1995-2008) using remote sensing and GIS
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Abstract: This paper assessed the Changes in land use/land cover in Kafur local government area of Katsina state, Nigeria over 13 year period. The study made use of Land use/land cover map of the study area for1995 and Google earth imagery of 2008. The

Land-use/land-cover dynamics in Chiang Mai: Appraisal from remote sensing, GIS and modeling approaches
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ABSTRACT Remotely-sensed images and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) data were integrated into the SLEUTH cellular automata (CA) model to analyze land–use/land- cover dynamics in Chiang Mai city and its surrounds. The land-use and land-cover

Urban land use classes with fuzzy membership and classification based on integration ofremote sensing and GIS
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ABSTRACT Urban land use classification from remotely sensed images has drawn great attention in the past decades. Most researchers derive land use data from remotely sensed images alone, but the results are not quite satisfying for detecting detailed land use

Ecological impact of the one million hectare rice project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, using remote sensing and GIS
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Abstract The province of Central Kalimantan contains about three million hectares of peatland, which is one of the largest unbroken tropical peatland areas in the world. Peat swamp forest (PSF) is among the earth's most endangered and least known ecosystem (

Spatial variability in fertility in Menoufia, Egypt, assessed through the application of remote-sensing and GIS technologies
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Abstract. Fertility in rural areas such as the Governorate of Menoufia in Egypt may be influenced both by spatial factors (including the diffusion of innovations) and by essentially nonspatial factors (such as the availabilityof education for women and the percentage of

Mapping of Hippophae rhamnoides Linn. in the adjoining areas of Kaza in Lahul and Spiti usingremote sensing and GIS
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Vegetation mapping in the hostile and inaccessible mountainous terrains of the Himalaya has always posed great challenge to foresters. Nevertheless, a number of researchers have undertaken such arduous mapping expeditions in the past and prepared excellent

Stratification and mapping of Taxus baccata L. bearing forests in Talle Valley using remote sensing and GIS
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The yew plant (Taxus baccara L.) has acquired im-portance because it yields taxol, which is effective in the treatment of cancer the world over. There is great demand for Taxus from pharmaceutical companies and the species is being extracted heavily from its natural Critical in the title of this special edition of Human Ecology indicates a view that things could be other than they are and reflections conveys our sense that it is valuable to air what might have left implicit and unacknowl- edged in applying remote sensing (RS) and geographic

Remote sensing and GIS modeling for selection of a benchmark research area in the inland valley agroecosystems of West and Central Africa
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Abstract This paper presents and illustrates a methodology for rational selection of benchmark research areas (or benchmark watersheds) for technology development research activities in the inland valley (IV) agroecosystems of West and Central Africa.

Monitoring forest cover changes using remote sensing and GIS: a global prospective
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ABSTRACT Forest is a major resource and play vital role in maintaining the ecological balance and environmental setup. Over utilization of forest resources has resulted in the depletion. The changes in forest cover are the matter of global concern due to its ability of

Use of remote sensing data in a GIS environment for water resources management
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Abstract While in the field of hydrology remote sensing techniques are often applied and well accepted there is still a deficit in the use of remote sensing techniques in the field of planning, design and operation of water resources systems. It is the aim of this paper to Natural and anthropogenesis disasters cause widespread loss of life and property and therefore it is critical to work on preventing hazards to become disasters. This can be achieved by improved monitoring of hazards through development of observation systems

Investigation of coastal morphological changes due to river basin characteristics by means ofremote sensing and GIS techniques
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Abstract Riva River is located on the Anatolian (Asian) side by the Black Sea coast, with a wonderful sandy beach and delta formation has been selected as study area. The Riva is the largest river in this region, which flows into the Black Sea and also gives it names to

Remote sensing and GIS enable future exploration success
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Data processing is trending toward more versatile, powerful, image processing software and closer ties to GIS. Image processing packages routinely handle various data formats from numerous different sensors. They rapidly perform geometric correction (or reprojection)


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