Accession Number : ADP001989

Title :   Main Advances and Needs in Chilean Remote Sensing Programs,

Corporate Author : CHILE UNIV SANTIAGO

Personal Author(s) : Araya Figueroa,M.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The efforts performed by several Chilean institutions have facilitated the operational use of remote sensing techniques in Chile. This use can be classified in terms of data acquisition (spatial, aerial and terrestrial observation levels), data pre-processing (analogic and digital facilities), data interpretation (analogic and digital techniques) and technology transfer (outside and inside Chile). Several studies have been successfully developed to evaluate the usefulness of remote sensing techniques in different disciplines (agriculture, geology, hydrology, and others). The automatic collection of environmental ground truth data from remote sites by using satellites has been widely experienced in Chile since 1977. Important improvements in digital data processing/interpretation activities will be obtained in the future. The new satellites, Landsat-D and SPOT, will allow the use of remote sensing techniques in Chile thanks to the combined use of satellite images and aerial remote sensing products.

Descriptors :   *Aerial photography, Chile, Natural resources, Remote detectors, Terrain, Urban areas

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE