The geographic applications program of the U. S. Geological Survey

Photogrammetric Engineering


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The fundamental objective of modern Geography is to improve man's level of living through a better understanding of man-environment inter actions. Related goals of the USGS program for applications of remote sensor data to Geographical research are: (1) the analysis and improvement of land use, with special emphasis on urban problems; and (2) more effective use of the total available energy budget, including insolation, mineral fuels, atomic energy, human resources, and mental energy, all of which are integrated into man-environment interactions. The collection of data through remote sensors in air craft and spacecraft is financed largely by funds from NASA, and is part of the much broader EROS Program of the Department of the Interior. Results to date have achieved much toward the identification of remote sensor signatures for Earth features and human activities, and toward evaluation of instruments for collecting essential information.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The geographic applications program of the U. S. Geological Survey
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering
Volume 35
Issue 1
Year Published 1969
Language English
Publisher American Society of Photogrammetry
Publisher location Falls Church, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 3 p.
First page 58
Last page 60
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