The Earth is constantly under observation from dozens of satellites orbiting the planet and collecting data. They are engaged in something called "remote sensing”: the act of obtaining information about something without being in direct contact with it. Now-a-days the field of Remote Sensing and GIS has become exciting and glamorous with rapidly expanding opportunities. Many organizations spend large amounts of money on these fields. Here the question arises why these fields are so important in recent years. Two main reasons are there behind this. Now-a-days scientists, researchers, students, and even common people are showing great interest for better understanding of our environment. Development in complicated space technology which can provide large volume of spatial data, along with declining costs of computer hardware and software has made Remote Sensing and G.I.S. affordable to not only complex environmental/spatial situation but also affordable to an increasingly wider audience.
GUPTA, MEGHA; KHARE, ANKITA; and PATHAK, SRASHTI
"ROLE OF REMOTE SENSING AND GIS IN FORESTRY,"
International Journal of Computer Science and Informatics: Vol. 3:
4, Article 2.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijcsi/vol3/iss4/2