Shortcomings Common to Real Remote Sensing Systems
Remote sensing technology and systems have grown more rapidly in the last two and half decades. Advances in remote sensing systems have gained much attention from the academia, researchers, disasters management specialists, business community and public administration to the say the least. As such, there has been a great focus on the benefits that accrue from investing and using remote sensing systems with less attention paid to the shortcomings in real remote sensing environment. This short essay highlights the shortcomings associated with real remote sensing systems. In summary, the shortcomings range from remote sensing system design and launch, data acquisition process, processing and to data utilisation. I encourage for continued move towards open access repositories to leverage some of the shortcomings especially for the developing world.
- Natural Sciences