In the United States, the largest single industrial group of users of satellite imaging data has been the geologists. This group encompasses industries concerned with: Oil and Gas Resources; Geothermal Resources; Mineral Resources; Engineering and Environmental Geology. The advantage of the space perspective to geologic analysis is obvious to all of us who routinely use aerial photography. However, the synoptic perspective alone cannot overcome or supplant the need for other critical imaging parameters such as stereoscopic observation and an object detail resolution level commensurate with the geological information of interest and of economic importance. Knowing that these requirements are technologically achievable from space as are other parameters of geologic interest such as additional spectral bands in scanners, discrete thermal IR information, terrain structure using radar, and color photography of rocks and soils, an ad hoc Geological Committee on Remote Sensing from Space met in a Workshop in May 1976 at Flagstaff, Arizona. The meeting is now referred to as the GEOSAT Workshop. In mid-1976, a GEOSAT Committee, Inc. was formed to investigate and pursue the Workshop technical recommendations. The GEOSAT activity is currently sponsored by over 100 geologically-based companies including a majority of the largest in the United States. /Author/

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

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  • Authors:
    • Henderson III, F B
    • Ondrejka, R J
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00172826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM