By Pushpanjali, Josily Samuel & Visha Kumari, The authors are scientists at Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (ICAR- CRIDA), Hyderabad
Issue - The GIS Special Issue
Date - 16th October 2018
Remote sensing and GIS can be used to generate data that can help achieve sustainable management of natural resources. Maps created through a GIS interface provide a fillip to analysis and bring us a step closer to visualising the complex patterns and relationships that characterise real-world planning and policy problems.
Remote sensing and GIS are promising tools for handling spatial and temporal data and help in integrating them for successful planning of natural resources. Remote sensing is the science of measuring the Earth using sensors mounted on high-flying aircrafts or satellites. These sensors collect data in the form of images and provide insights for manipulating, analysing, and visualising those images. In a natural resource-rich country like India, management, especially of land and water, is crucial for sustainable development. Management of...