Use of remote sensing and GIS for sustainable land management

Andrew K. Skidmore, Wietske Bijker, Karin Schmidt, Lalit Kumar

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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 papaer, the current use of remote sensing for sustainable land managemnt is reviewed, and the potential of future (new) satellite systems to contribute to sustainable development is explored. Other elements for successful sustainable development (ie, good policy and participatory approaches) are then compared and contrasted with information requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-315
Number of pages14
JournalITC Journal
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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