Use of remote sensing and GIS for sustainable land management

by A.K. Skidmore, Wietske Bijker, Karin Schmidt, Lalit Kumar
ITC Journal ()


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 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 con- trasted with information requirements.

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