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DOC: Add OTB elevator pitch to cookbook

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*The ORFEO Toolbox is not a black box.*
Foreword
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Orfeo ToolBox (OTB) is an open-source set of tools for remote sensing images
processing, distributed under the CeCILL-v2 license. It has been initiated and
funded by CNES (French space agency) in the frame of a program named ORFEO to
prepare, accompany and promote the use and the exploitation of the images
derived from Pléiades satellites (PHR). Orfeo ToolBox aims at enabling large
images state-of-the-art processing even on limited resources laptops, and is
shipped with a set of extensible ready-to-use tools for classical remote sensing
tasks, as well as a fully integrated, end-users oriented software called
Monteverdi.
Since 2006, Orfeo ToolBox has become a rich library used in many
remote sensing context, from research work to operational systems. The
OTB Applications and more recently the Monteverdi tool has helped to
Since its begining in 2006, Orfeo ToolBox has become a rich library used in many
remote sensing context: from research work to operational systems. The
OTB applications and more recently Monteverdi have helped to
broaden the audience of the library, giving access to its
functionalities to non-developers.
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