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Gathering and using information on a global scaleThe importance of information gathered, integrated and analyzed over broad regions of the world is discussed. Means of acquiring information on critical areas are outlined, and the particular role that remote sensing can play is described in each case. The possible implementation of a global information system and some of the current difficulties in initiation of such a system on an operational basis are explored. In this way, issues will be surfaced for consideration. Topics include: the importance of innovative leadership, and some actions that the government might take, both in Congress and in the Executive Branch; the relationship of U.S. government activities to international interests and to industry; and the need to stimulate more private sector initiative and to transfer responsibilities from government to commercial interests.
Document ID
19780006536
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mathews, C. W. (Environmental Research Inst. of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Proc. of the 11th Intern. Symp. on Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 1
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.