The Evolution of Remote Sensing: Delivering on the Promise of IoT

Remote sensing technology has come a long way since Gaspard Felix Tournachon’s pioneering aerial photographs in 1858. While the technology has advanced, there is one aspect of remote sensing that has remained relatively unchanged: the frequency of data acquisition.

Now, with the advent of new acquisition platforms, smaller and more efficient sensors, as well as forces like cloud computing, remote sensing is again on the precipice of significant innovation. We are moving beyond the traditional interpretation of remote sensing as an aerial mapping, GIS and earth observation discipline to something that resembles another recent development, the industrial Internet of Things (IoT).

Author: Anand Iyer


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