DATA FUSION TECHNOLOGY OF MULTI-PLATFORM EARTH OBSERVATION ON AGRICULTURE
Keywords: Data Fusion, earth observation, close-range photogrammetry, SAR, LIDAR
Abstract. Earth observation is the gathering of information via remote sensing technologies supplemented by earth surveying techniques, encompassing the collection, analysis and presentation of data. Remote sensing technology is playing a key role on precision agriculture. From the point of view of remote sensing and photogrammetry field, this article first took an overview of its applications on agriculture throughout past 3 decades, analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of remote sensing when applied on agriculture respectively, and then discussed the solution on different platform based remote sensing image and data fusion. Finally, the paper summarizes potential trends tending to broaden the precision agriculture application of remote sensing data fusion.