Roger M. Hoffer

LARS Tech Report Number



The need has long existed for a capability to obtain reliable information over large geographic areas in a timely manner. Such a need is present in many discipline areas. The past few years have seen a marked increase in the awareness of our needs for accurate land use planning, and the accompanying realization that our existing capability to obtain accurate and up-to-date land use information is not adequate to meet society's current and future needs. Because of the very rapid changes in the condition of agricultural crops and the influence of crop yield predictions on the world market, the need for accurate, timely information is particularly acute in agricultural information systems. It is for these reasons that, as remote sensing technology had developed over the past few years, the potentials for using this technology have received wide-spread attention.

Date of this Version

January 1973