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Crafting geoinformation:
the art and science of Earth observation

Producing geoinformation is a science, and an art. Like every creative human endeavour, it requires a sense of purpose, plus fortitude, ingenuity, training and talent. Crafting geoinformation describes a small sample of the observing instruments and systems that monitor the Earth from space, the atmosphere, the oceans and the land. Each instrument provides a unique vantage point on some aspect of the Earth system; together, they offer a comprehensive picture of the planet. Crafting geoinformation seeks to inspire greater appreciation of the art and science of Earth observation by taking the reader behind the scenes and revealing the secrets of the kitchen where geoinformation is made.


  1. About Crafting Geoinformation
  2. INFORMATION for decision making 1
  3. INFORMATION for decision making 2
  4. PRODUCING data
  Crafting Geoinformation