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NCJ Number: 123347 Find in a Library
Title: Dispute Resolution in the Space Age: Forensic Applications of Earth Observation Satellite Data Through Adaptation of Technical Standards Similar to DNA Fingerprinting Protocols
Journal: Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution  Volume:5  Issue:1  Dated:(1989)  Pages:19-73
Author(s): B S Marks
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 55
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the use of earth satellite data as evidence in dispute resolution processes.
Abstract: Satellite remote sensing of the earth is a technique for measuring the properties of the earth's land, ocean surface, and atmosphere from space. When remote sensing information has been introduced in litigation, it has usually been to document conditions over a large or inaccessible geographical area, to document transient or intermittent conditions, and to provide a visual representation of conditions primarily documented by more conventional types of evidence. Technical standards and protocols to ensure admissibility of remote sensing data could parallel that of DNA fingerprinting. The communication of such data requires neutral experts. In discussing the use of remote sensing data in dispute resolution mechanisms, this article presents a dispute resolution process model tailored to facilitate application of neutral expertise and addresses the application of remote sensing information for technical or evidentiary support of dispute resolution. A case example of such an application is provided. 132 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement
Index Term(s): Data collections; Evidence collection; Technology transfer
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