A Better Image

by Andrea Miotto, Asst. Editor; Civil Engineering magazine, 1801 Alexander Bell Dr., ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA.20191-4400,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2000, Vol. 70, Issue 1, Pg. 42-45

Document Type: Feature article


As new sources of satellite and aerial data emerge, and as imagery processing software becomes cheaper and easier to use, engineers are tapping remote sensing data's potential for an ever-growing number of applications, from environmental impact studies for building sites to corridor planning to disaster management. Satellite data is becoming more detailed, to the point where it may soon be comparable to aerial data. It also offers an inexpensive way to get data for overseas projects and repeatability for such applications as detecting changes in land use.

Subject Headings: Sensors and sensing | Satellites | Project management | Land use | Information management | High-rise buildings | Disasters and hazards

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