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Satellite imagery and earth observation technology in official statistics

Review paper by Canada and Mexico

In-depth review of satellite imagery / earth observation technology in official statistics (full version)

The Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians carried out an in-depth review of satellite imagery / earth observation technology in official statistics in October 2018.

The in-depth review focused on the use of earth observation technology and satellite imagery for official statistics, and its potential to address current or emerging data needs. The document provides an overview of activities of international organizations and the statistical programs of Austria, Canada, Mexico and Eurostat in this area. The review identifies opportunities and lessons learned and concludes with some recommendations on how to advance the use of satellite imagery and earth observation technology in official statistics.

The paper is also available in Russian and French.

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