Task

Consider the following argument for developing an interest in remote sensing. Your task is to identify some of the economic and scientific drivers behind civilian Earth observation by remote sensing.

The Demand for Geospatial Information
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Source: Trodd N, 2006. GIS Need Information.
Task
How can remote sensing be applied? Answer the question by reading across a range of applications. Your task is to identify some of the different domains for applied remote sensing. Also, ask yourself whether remote sensing has any limitations.
Applying Remote Sensing
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Source: Trodd N, 2006. Applied Remote Sensing.
Remote Sensing for Global Security
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Source: Rao UR, 1998. Application of space remote sensing for global food and environmental security with special reference to the developments in India. Keynote Address delivered to the Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society, September 9, 1998.
Land Registration in Gaza
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Source: Mikkonen K and Corker I, 2002. Using Digital Orthophotos to Support Land Registration. GIS Cafe.
Earth Observatory: Features
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Source: NASA. Earth observatory: features. <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/> URL last accessed 18-09-2007.
Monitoring Semi-arid Vegetation
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Source: Trodd N and Dougill AJ, 1998. Monitoring vegetation dynamics in semi-arid African rangelands: use and limitations of Earth observation data to characterize vegetation structure, Applied Geography, 18, 315-330.
Task
What factors affect the success of remote sensing applications? It could be argued that a successful EO application requires both a scientific model for remote sensing and business model for the remote sensing industry. This would suggest that there are both internal and external factors. Your task is to identify these factors using a PESTLE analysis.
Multifaceted Remote Sensing
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Source: Trodd N, 2007. Multifaceted remote sensing. GeoImaging and GeoInformatics. 2nd edition.
PESTLE Analysis
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Source: Trodd N, 2007. PESTLE analysis. GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Task

What is remote sensing being used for? By whom? And Why? Answer these questions by reading the material and conducting a SWOT analysis.

Vectors of Development
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Source: Trodd N, 2006. Vectors of development in remote sensing.
SWOT Analysis
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Source: Trodd N, 2007. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
e-Tutorial: SWOT Analysis