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The technology of remote sensing originated with the invention of the camera more than 150 years ago. This book addresses only modern electronic satellite remote sensing, as opposed to aerial remote sensing. Although satellite remote sensing includes those satellites circling around other celestial bodies such as the Moon, the book focuses on the remote sensing of the Earth. The book focuses on the environmental and disaster management applications. The role of the legal framework is more critical than ever to regulate the supply and use of remote sensing data, as well as to serve as a stimulus for remote sensing applications and related services. In light of these realities, the issues subject for examination under this book lies in three areas.

Keywords: Earth; remote sensing technology



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