Future Challenges and Perspective of Remote Sensing Technology
During the last few decades, the world has experienced a remarkable and rapid advancement in the field of remote sensing, acquisition of geospatial information and mapping. The technology has gained momentum in its utilization and application in different fields. With increased demand of geospatial data, various space-borne, airborne and ground-based remote sensing technologies have been instigated and put into venture. Consequently, various research institutes, government agencies as well as private sectors are excessively utilizing this technology for getting timely data. This has resulted into easy accessibility and utilization of remote sensing data for finding solutions to more complicated problems. However, it experienced many challenges. Handling large volume of data and complex data formats with complex processing is a major issue to be tackled. Hence, real-time data processing and open GIS conversing data formats will go a long way for better utilization of spatial data. The technology has wide potential in analysing land, vegetation and water resources. Landsat, SPOT, Sentinel, IRS, IKONOS, QuickBird, etc. high-resolution data are in great use for making inventory and analysing various aspects of human interaction with land, water and vegetation. In this backdrop, the book presents an overview of the potential challenges and the perspective of the fast-growing geospatial technology.