With a perspective gained during a partial technology assessment of remote sensing of environment, a brief review is presented of the physical and social technologies in this field. The physical technology is shown to continue to have rapid growth with the advent of new sensors such as the ERIM active/passive multispectral scanner systems and with increases in data processing capacity provided by advances such as the Multivariate Interactive Digital Analysis System (MIDAS). The events of 1974 do not show commensurate growth in the social technology. Within the U.S. the initiative has been seen recently in Congressional actions while the leadership internationally may soon pass from the U. S. into other hands.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting, March 9-14, 1975, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

    Woodward Building, Room 430, 733 15th Street, N W
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Zissis, G J
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00125438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-120 Proceeding
  • Contract Numbers: NSF GI-34899
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM