History and development of Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is the process of obtaining information about an object or area from a distance, typically using aircraft or satellites. The history of remote sensing can be traced back to the early 20th century, when aerial photography was first used for mapping and surveying. During World War II, the use of aerial photography for intelligence purposes became widespread. After the war, commercial and civilian applications of aerial photography began to emerge, including land use planning and natural resource management.