A bird's eye view

August 2010
Urgent Communications;Aug2010, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p54
Trade Publication
The article reports on the use of remote-sensing products by public-safety personnel. It defines satellite remote-sensing as the collection of information in spectral bands from orbiting satellites. Some applications of remote-sensing products include weather forecasts, forest-fire monitoring, oil-spill tracking, sea-condition verification, topography mapping and snow-depth measurements. A brief history of satellite remote-sensing is provided.


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