Use of Aerial- and Space-Survey Images
of the Earthframe0s Surface in Mapping Soils of Russia:
Prospects and Objectives

M. S. Simakova and I. Yu. Savin

Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, Pyzhevskii per. 7, Moscow, 109017 Russia

Received March 27, 1998

Abstract—The paper reviews the use of aerial and space surveys in deciphering soils for the purpose of soil
mapping in all the natural zones of Russia. The current problems in the usage of these materials, as well as their
resolution and tolerance, are discussed. New advanced methods of remote survey of soils and soil cover are

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