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Introduction

  • Ravi P. Gupta
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Abstract

Remote sensing in the simplest words means obtaining information about an object without touching the object itself. As the object and the sensor are placed far apart from each other, electromagnetic radiation forms the connecting link between the object and the sensor. The technology of remote sensing has primarily evolved the techniques of aerial photography. Remote sensing data can be acquired from various types of sensors mounted on different platforms such as balloons, aircrafts and satellites. Field data forms a vital input for confirming remote sensing image interpretation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Formerly Professor, Earth Resources Technology, Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

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