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Remote Sensing)

In its broadest sense remote sensing is the measurement of some property of an object by using means other than
direct contact through the observer's senses of touch, taste or smell.

In its more restricted (operational) meaning remote sensing

refers to gathering information form great distances and over broad areas, usually through instruments mounted on
aircraft or orbiting space vehicles.
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

Electromagnetic Energy
Reflection Absorbing Emitting

Remote Sensing by Satellite

Space photography Aerial Photography

Synoptic Coverage
Rapid and Repetitive Coverage

Conventional Contact Prints

Application of Remote Sensing in Geography


Quantitative Geography
Application of Remote Sensing in India

Geological survey of india, forest survey of india, National Remote

Sensing Agencey, All India Soil and Land Use Survey, Survey of India Space Application Centre, Isro Department of
Space, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
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Remote Sensing Application Missions RSAM

� Large Area Crop

Acreage Estimation

Water Resources
� Water Sheds

Ocean Resources and Enbironment

� Lettoral Processes
Forestry and Environment

� Super Thermal Power Stations

Geology and Mineral Resources

Majar National Projects

Forest Mapping National remote Sensing Agency-NRSA

Forest Survey of India

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Wasteland Mapping National Wasteland Development

National Technology Mission on Drinking Water

Central Ground Water Board

National Bureau of Soil Survey Land Planning

Productivety Maps Land Capability Maps Problem Soil Maps

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Project Vasundhara Geological Survey of India
Space Research Organisation

Drought Monitoring
i Monitoring and Early Warning of Droughts
ii Drought Management through Intergrated land
and Water Resources
Landuse and Urban Spraw

Landuse Mapping for Agroclimatic Zone

Planning Imagery National remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad

Landuse Mapping
for Agroclimatic Zone Planning
Snowmelt Runoff

Marine Finsheries

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