In this topic we will examine the role of remotely sensed data for mapping
and monitoring the Earth. Your main task is to make a critical evaluation
of case studies for different applications and on completing this topic
you should better characterise remote sensing as a source of geospatial
information. As you work through the material you should gain the knowledge
to enable you to address the following questions:
- How is remote sensing contributing to local, regional and global studies
of the Earth?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of Earth observation by remote
- How and why is the industry surrounding remotely sensed data developing?