A comprehensive source book for anybody interested in the potential of remote sensing and GIS technology for the Eastern Europe countries in transition, and less developed countries in general. Leading experts from Europe, Canada and the USA cover a wide variety of applications, from the provision of satellite data to land, water and atmosphere planning issues. The individual contributions present a nice balance between theory and proved application methods.
Preface. Acknowledgements. Opening Address; A. Moisiu. Opening Address; M. Pasha. Opening Address; E. Samimi. Environmental Problems of Albania; P. Qiriazi, S. Sala. Availability of Current Spaceborne Earth Observation Data; W. Baetz. Mapping from Space; G. Konecny. WWW Information Services for Earth Observation and Environmental Information; N.D. Costa, et al. Map Making with Remote Sensing Data; T. Toutin. Land Cover -- Land Use Mapping within the European CORINE Programme; G. Buttner, et al. Computer-assisted Large Area Land-Use Classification with Optical Remote Sensing; N. Prechtel. Experiences with the Implementation of GIS and Remote Sensing in the Czech Fores Management; T. Benes. Resource Assessments and Land Degradation Monitoring with Earth Observation Satellites; J. Hill. Coastal Zone Geomorphological Mapping Using Landsat TM Imagery: An Application in Central Albania; P. Ciavola, et al. Snow Runoff Models Using Remotely Sensed Data; E. Parlow. GIS and Spatial Databases for Land Mine Mapping; H. Kraenzle. Infrastructure Requirements for Non-motorised Transport; Roads and Streets for Animal-based Transportation; E. Iversen. Potentials and Limitations of Technology Transfer in the Development Co-operation, Shown for the Transfer of Information Technology; G. Bechthold, B. Hansmann. Manifesto of Tirana -- Resolution of Nato Remote Sensing & GIS Workshop 1999. List of Speakers. Appendix. Subject Index.