In late 1999, Ukrainian President Kuchma issued a decree concerning his government's
interest in accelerating the overall reform process taking place in Ukraine. One of the
most important aspects of this decree relates to the privatization of agricultural land.
ULRMC is in a unique position to support the Ukrainian government in this critical
reform process by constructing information databases concerning all aspects of the
privatization process. Using ULRMC archived Landsat images from 1988 that document
land cover and coastline conditions for all of Ukraine, ULRMC can use more recent high
resolution imagery and GPS technology to provide and to record objective data resulting
from the privatization process.