1 November 1990 Airborne and spaceborne reconnaissance activities in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
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As pressure on our limited land base continues to increase, managers of public lands must have more accurate information within a shorter period of time in order to make logical, defensible decisions which are acceptable to members of the public. Remote sensing technology provides many tools required to gather much of the information required by decision makers. Some of the most heavily used tools are cameras, radar, and electro-optical scanners carried on airborne and spaceborne platforms. This overview provides a glimpse of aerial reconnaissance activities in the USDA Forest Service. Both personal knowledge and literature searches were used as references. Significant advances in sensors and applications have been made since 1985 and it is important for international civilian and military users to continue to cooperate in the acquisition and exploitation of airborne and spaceborne reconnaissance systems and products.
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Jerry D. Greer, "Airborne and spaceborne reconnaissance activities in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service", Proc. SPIE 1342, Airborne Reconnaissance XIV, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23156; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23156
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