Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Using Radar on Satellites to Map and Prepare for Landslides

GIM International has an interesting article about how radar on satellites are being used to map landslides in Switzerland.  Knowing the exact extent of landslides overlayed on top of geographic data allows for planning of evacuation routes and improvement of infrastructure.  The article is short but it gives the reader how geography and technology pair up nicely together to solve critical, real world problems.

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