Thematic Mapping from Satellite Imagery, A Guidebook
Cartographie Thématique Dérivée des Images Satellitaires, Un Guide
- J. Denègre, I.G.N. 136 Bis de Grenelle, 75700 Paris, France
The last decade of the twentieth century is seeing a marked increase in the number of programmes of Earth observation from space. This expansion reflects a growing concern for monitoring development and managing natural resources, taking into account environmental priorities, and is responding to the needs of scientific researchers in understanding the mechanisms and evolution from global change.
It is envisaged that in future the bulk of geographical data at both global and national scales will be derived from Earth observation from space. The conversion of this data into information which is portrayed in cartographic form is of key importance.
This guide book is the result of a major international co-operative effort of specialists from many nations and its purpose is to draw on practical application experience to formulate general rules for cartographic production from satellite imagery. The book is bilingual in English and French.
Cartographers, geographers, remote sensing and mapping specialists.