CHAPTER 8

Remote Sensing and GIS: Development and Applications

V. Raghavaswamy

Preamble

This study is an attempt to evaluate the progress and development in the area of remote sensing (RS) and geographical information system (GIS), their applications, research methods and techniques, and also in their use in the domain of geographical studies and research during the period 1980 to 2004. During this period of more than 20 years, there has been a tremendous increase in RS (aerial, satellite and ground based) technology, techniques, applications, success stories, along with the developments in GIS, its hardware and software, networking, modelling and so on. At the same time, there have been developments in the area of geomatics, techniques, such ...

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