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Remote sensing acquires and interprets small or large-scale data about the Earth from a distance. Using a wide range of spatial, spectral, temporal, and radiometric scales remote sensing is a large and diverse field for which this Handbook will be the key research reference. Illustrated throughout, an essential resource for the analysis of remotely sensed data, The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing provides researchers with a definitive statement of the core concepts and methodologies in the discipline.

Remote Sensing Policy
Remote sensing policy
Keywords

global policies, access, government, pricing, geospatial data, United States, Europe, India, Japan.

Introduction

Policy: (1) a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or an individual; (2) prudent or expedient conduct or action. Origin: from the French police–bill of lading, contract of insurance. Oxford English Dictionary

Act so as to produce the greatest good for the greatest number.The Principle of Utility, Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)

The history of satellite remote sensing has so far shown a commendable although unconscious example of Bentham's Principle of Utility, or Utilitarianism (Harte and North 2004). Satellite remote sensing missions have mainly been general purpose satellite missions, such as Landsat, designed to capture environmental data that can be used by anyone with the knowledge and technical ...

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