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Technical assistance and the transfer of remote sensing technologyThe transfer of technology from industrialized countries to the third world is a very complicated process and one that requires a great deal of research and development. The political and social obstacles to this transfer are generally greater than the technical obstacles, but technical assistance programs have neither the competence nor the inclination to deal with these factors adequately. Funding for technical assistance in remote sensing is now expanding rapidly, and there is a growing need for institutions to study and promote the effective use of this technology for economic development. The United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development and the Canadian technical assistance agencies take different approaches to the problem and deal with the political pressures in different ways.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Chipman, R.
(United Nations New York, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: ERIM Proc. of the 11th Intern. Symp. on Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 1
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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