Integrated resource monitoring by means of remote sensing, GIS and spatial modelling in arid environments

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The ultimate goal of resource monitoring is to analyse the spatial distribution of the balance between supply and demand of a certain resource. Remote sensing techniques are commonly used for the assessment of the supply of resources. By integrating remote sensing with the related techniques of geographical information systems and spatial modelling, the demand as well as the accessibility of resources can be analysed. The article gives an overview over methods for integrated resource monitoring. Examples from arid environments are also presented.

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  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-37
JournalSoil Use and Management
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes