Full text: Proceedings, XXth congress (Part 8)

International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol XXXV, Part B-YF. Istanbul 2004 
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Figure 13. Areal extent of the vegetation through the years. 
The importance of agriculture is not only local or country based 
but global. As the population rises, the countries have to plan 
and manage the agricultural resources in a way that there won't 
be any problems for the future of their countries and worlds. 
Countries have to take care of their needs and decisions on 
economy through the knowledge of their agricultural products 
and the power of these products. 
As today's one of the developing countries, Turkey has to be 
aware of its agricultural products and use them in a more 
efficient way. Turkey has a potential of being an agricultural 
country instead of an industrial one, although as the time goes 
on, this is not taken into consideration enough. 
As the use of space and computer technology developed, 
humankind has a great advantage of produce this much 
important projects with the help of technology in an easier, 
more accurate way within less time than other ways. In addition 
to this with the help of geographical information systems, 
complex analyses can be also done. As a result all these can 
have a very effective role in helping the country to increase the 
amount and the quality of agricultural products. 
In this study, the agricultural potential in Lüleburgaz district in 
Kirklareli, Thrace region, one of the most important region of 
its agricultural and industrial production over the country’ 
average, was examined by multitemporal remotely sensed data. 
With different vegetation indexes applied, the changes in 
biomass were assessed for the years between 1987 and 2003. It 
was shown that the multitemporal and multisensor satellite data 
have an great success in biomass analysis. 
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We would like to thank to Assoc.Prof. Levent Saylan, ITU 
Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Meteorological 
Engineering Department for the meteorological data support. 

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