LARS Tech Report Number



Since the advent of the first Landsat satellite, Bolivia has successfully obtained information related to its natural resources. It was soon realized that in order to be able to handle the enormous amounts of data that were being generated, it was necessary to have a system that would readily store, retrieve and manipulate these data. This need was also recognized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which provided the funds through an agreement for technical cooperation ATN/SF-1812-BO.

Although there are available a number of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at various stages of development ,6 Bolivia was interested primarily in a technology transfer project together with Purdue/LARS to jointly develop a system that would meet its specific requirements and eventually continue the development and implementation of the system in Bolivia in addition to improving the technical capabilities of its professional staff.

Date of this Version

January 1983