Continuity in area monitoring
Area monitoring can be of great importance in order to keep track with developments in a specific area. The area to be monitored usually consists of evolving situations caused by natural changes or human movements of specific interest. The monitoring is conducted by a variety of satellites that observe the specific area during as certain amount of time with a specific frequency. Area monitoring programs are not always known to the general public. Those that have a military intelligence component are usually a secret to the public. In this case, only a few people will have knowledge of the area data being obtained.