Space Technology for Land Use (STLU)



Land use refers to the way in which land is managed and adapted to human needs. This can be broadly categorized into the built environment, semi-natural terrains such as fields and pastures used for agriculture and/or livestock, and managed woods. Land management can be improved when local knowledge is combined with space technologies, such as Remote Sensing (RS) and GNSS, sometimes in conjunction with AI. Large, potentially difficult to manage areas can be captured in single acquisitions from satellite-based sensors. This is able to provide land managers with an overview of their lands, which could include crops and livestock, and insight into how to improve management for optimum yields.