The issue of the actual practical scope of remote sensing is to some extent a matter of unfulfilled promises in the early stage of remote sensing by satellites. A detailed analysis of irrigation management procedures should always come first. Once data requirements are defined in detail, the actual scope for using satellite data can be assessed and required data products specified in detail. Since such data requirements cannot be met with satellite data only, satellite data have to be merged with other data sets and a variety of calculation procedures must be applied.
|Title of host publication||Use of remote sensing techniques in irrigation and drainage; proceedings of the expert consultation, Montpellier, France, 2-4 November 1993. Rome, FAO, 1995. Water Rep. 4|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|