Hyperspectral scanning is a remote sensing technique in which the
reflected light from the earth's surface is recorded into many narrow
spectral bands. These spectral bands are in the visual part of the
spectrum, but also outside: ultraviolet and near infrared.
Combination and analysis of these different bands shows information
on vegetation types, the composition of water, mud, sand and other
materials. It is therefore applied in environmental analysis, agricultural
inspection, and forest and water management.