From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 12, 1973:
The office of Gov. Robert Docking and Kansas University's Space Technology Center were planning to sponsor a conference at the end of March on remote sensing data. The conference, titled "Governor's Conference on the Application of Space Age Technology to Resource Management and Environmental Quality," was to focus on the remote sensing data gathered by the first Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched in July 1972. KU, Kansas State University, and the Kansas Geological Survey had been active in using data from the satellite to learn more about the state. Topics to be discussed included Clinton Reservoir land use inventory using remote sensing, wheat disease studies, state highway design, and remote sensing studies of strip-mined areas in southeastern Kansas.