Charles K. Paul


Computerized image processing represents a level of technology sufficiently advanced that the Agency for International Development (AID) has had years of problems attempting to set up the necessary equipment support. The theory of pattern recognition and various software algorithms, such as maximum likelihood, kth nearest neighbor, and supervised clustering, are difficult to teach to remote sensing resource managers and technicians with limited education in mathematics. Computer hardware is relatively complex and, in addition to requiring programming skills, both procedural level, as well as operating systems, also requires training in electronic "trouble-shooting" and computer maintenance to keep systems in operation.

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