By Neeti, The author is Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi.
Issue - The GIS Special Issue
Date - 16th October 2018
Natural resources are depleting rapidly impacting development. The availability of time series Earth observation data assists the investigation of spatial patterns of different natural resources and the changes therein.
Humans are dependent on natural resources to fulfill their basic needs—food, clothes and shelter. However, there has been decline in these resources over last few decades with unprecedented population growth. Resources like water, arable land and fossil fuels have become scarce due to over-consumption. With world population expected to increase to 8.3 billion by 2030, food demand too is expected to increase by 50 per cent (Bruinsma, 2009) and demand for energy from hydropower and other renewable energy resources by...