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By Manfred F. Buchroithner (auth.), Manfred F. Buchroithner (eds.)

A accomplished resource e-book for anyone attracted to the potential for distant sensing and GIS expertise for the japanese Europe nations in transition, and not more constructed nations as a rule. major specialists from Europe, Canada and america disguise a wide selection of purposes, from the supply of satellite tv for pc info to land, water and surroundings making plans matters. the person contributions current a pleasant stability among conception and proved software equipment.
The booklet is appropriate for a large spectrum of readers, similar to graduate scholars of the environmental and geo sciences, academics and professors, experts at numerous administrative degrees, political determination makers and coverage makers, and technical reduction GOs and NGOs.

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Table 1 provides an overview of specifications of the main currently available satellite sensors. Figure 3 shows the size of the standard scenes combined with the spatial resolution of the single systems. 35 TABLE I. Overview of main current operational satellite systems. Platform # of bands Spectral range Resolution (m) Image frame / Swath width (km) Repeat cycle (days) Launch Optical Digital Scanner Systems NOOA-K(I5) VIS,NIR SWIR, MWIR TIR 2 2 2 SPOT-VEG (4) VIS,NIR SWIR 1000 3000 12 hours May 1998 3 I 1000 2250 26 March 1998 VIS,NIR SWIR TIR VIS,NIR 4 I I 2 225 810 810 188 714 16 July 1998 810 24 1996/1997 1984 180 16 1984/1999 SPOT 1,2,4 60 26 1986/1994/ 1998 IRS-lClD VIS,NIR SWIR 80 30 30 120,60 15 20 20 10 24 16 VIS,NIR SWIR 4 4 2 I I 3 I I 3 I I 4 I 180 Landsat-TMlETM (5,7) VIS,NIR VIS,NIR SWIR TIR 140 140 70 24 1996/1997 II II Sept.

Protected Landscapes The establishment of protected zones started in 1940 when the hunting reserve of Kune Vain-Tale and the Tomorri National Park were proclaimed. In 1960 six national parks (Dajti, Thethi, Lure, Llogara, Divjake and Drenova) were created. Until 1970 15 hunting reserves were announced, containing lagoonal and forest zones. In 1975 their number increased to 25, and in 1985 the first nature monument was announced. After 1992, on the basis of studies and concepts ofIUNC and the approbation of an environmental law, the network of protected areas has been restructured.

1. S. Military Agency NIMA from existing maps of different countries of the world a digital data set at the scale 1: 1 000 000 is now publicly available for the cost of a few hundred dollars. However, due to the different geodetic reference systems and due to the different object classifications used this data set is non-homogenized with geometric errors in the 10 km range. NIMA attempts to compile a better global reference data set at the scale 1:250 000 by the end of 1999, in which the geometric errors are reduced by the existence of available GPS observations.

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