Remote Sensing and GIS
Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object and thus in contrast to on-site observation. Remote sensing is used in numerous fields, including geography, land surveying and most Earth Science disciplines (for example, hydrology, ecology, oceanography, geology). It also has military, intelligence, commercial, economic, planning, and humanitarian applications
We have seen tremendous growth of GIS in the recent years. It is a promising area of technology which finds applications across several industries. Accelerated growth and development prospects in India would encourage several industries and businesses to use GIS. It is being applied in a wide range of industries, such as agriculture, irrigation, forestry, transportation, environmental risk mitigation, land records, real estate, natural resource management, etc.