Pakistan becomes first country to use multi-spectral imagery
for crop mapping
Pakistan has become the first country in the world to use multi-spectral imagery
through a remote sensing satellite to prepare maps of crop type and acreage, according to renowned scientist and academic Dr Umar Saif, Chairman, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) The technology will be used with a 10-meter resolution through UK Satellite Sentinel 2-A to determine the type and health of crops, moisture in soil and to predict the quantum of production.
LAHORE -- According to the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) chairman Dr Umar Saif, Pakistan has become the first country in the world to use multi-spectral imagery
through a remote sensing satellite to prepare maps of crop type and acreage.
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