SATELLITES 2011 Surface Temperature Field Campaign has International Participation


Students from 8 countries participated in the 2011 Surface Temperature Field Campaign. Kevin Czajkowski advised that the preliminary results for 2011 were completely different than 2010, due to virtually no snow fall in the midwest. The average temperature in Toledo during the month of December was an unusually warm 35 F (1.7 C). Fall was warm in Toledo with above average temperatures in every month except September which was average. Warm weather led to less snow that would affect the surface temperature and thus, temperatures were higher than in previous field campaigns.

These schools have entered data so far:

Roswell Kent Middle School, Akron, OH, US [118 rows]
Liceum A. Mickiewicza and Gimnazjum No. 47, Bydgoszcz, PL, PL [7 rows]
Chartiers-Houston Jr./Sr. High School, Houston, PA, US [52 rows]
Cloverleaf High School, Lodi, OH, US [116 rows]
The Morton Arboretum Youth Education Dept., Lisle, IL, US [4 rows]
Shafi’i Secondary School, Rejal Alma-a, SA [7 rows]
Gimnazjum No 7 Jana III Sobieskiego, Rzeszow, PL, PL [38 rows]
Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, OH, US [37 rows]
Lake Middle School, Millbury, OH, US [19 rows]
Brazil High, Brazil Village, TT, TT [48 rows]
Westchester Area School, New Rochelle, NY, US [21 rows]
Kilingi-Nomme Gymnasium, Parnumaa, 67, EE [12 rows]
Montague Elementary School, Montague, NJ, US [12 rows]
National Presbyterian School, Washington, DC, US [19 rows]
GLOBE Program Office – International Division, Tyler, TX, US [58 rows]
Deer Park Middle Magnet School, Randallstown, MD, US [10 rows]
Wauseon Middle School, Wauseon, OH, US [20 rows]
Huntington High School, Huntington, WV, US [292 rows]
OS Matija Antun Relkovic, Davor, HR, HR [14 rows]
Lakewood Catholic Academy, Lakewood, OH, US [54 rows]
Musselman High School, Inwood, WV, US [9 rows]
Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, OH, US [27 rows]
Ida Middle School, Ida, MI, US [24 rows]
Taaksi Basic School, Viljandi, EE [14 rows]
Highlands Elementary School, Naperville, IL, US [8 rows]
Menlo Park Academy, Cleveland, OH, US [26 rows]
John Marshall High School, Glendale, WV, US [27 rows]
Elementary School No 247, Warszawa, MZ, PL [5 rows]
Birchwood School, Cleveland, OH, US [10 rows]
Jerusalem Elementary School, Curtice, OH, US [20 rows]
Eastwood Middle School, Pemberville, OH, US [22 rows]
The University Of Toledo, Toledo, OH, US [17 rows]
Main Street School, Norwalk, OH, US [38 rows]

Dr. Czajkowski’s undergrad and graduate remote sensing students will utilize data collected during the field campaign to validate selected Landsat thermal images. REsults will be posted on

AmericaView 2011 Fall Technical Meeting

AmericaView 2011 Fall Technical Meeting Held October 10-11, 2011 at Cleveland State University


OhioView was host to AmericaView’s Fall Technical Meeting on October 11-12, 2012.
Cleveland State University welcomed researchers, students and educators from more than 25 states as they came together to share ideas, network, and learn about leading edge trends in Remote Sensing.  Retired Congressman Ralph Regula, who championed OhioView in 1996 gave the keynote address. Mr. Regula’s efforts led to the creation of AmericaView and helped broaden the understanding of the RS/GIS field.  He emphasized the importance of passing on knowledge and educating the public and governmental officials about RS/GIS, and illuminated the need to develop this special field that affords a top growing number of jobs.

Topics and papers during the educational session included software tutorials on eCognition, GEOBIA (geographic object based image analysis), and sessions that discussed remote sensing and its application to emergency response assistance, educational applications, environmental monitoring, Earth Observation Day, water resources, and geospatial integration.

Kevin Czajkowski (University of Toledo) organized a special poster session integrating winning science projects by K-12 students with AmericaView member scientists.  Middle school, high school and college students, scientists, practitioners and professors presenting side-by-side was a highlight of the 2011 AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting.  “Showing young researchers what they might aspire to truly is an educational experience for both groups,” related Gail Nader, OhioView State Coordinator.

John Lekki of the NASA Glenn Research Center Engineer and Susan Thierl Project Manager at Ohio Aerospace Institute gave presentations on remote sensing programs and projects in northwest Ohio.  A special session on the Terrestrial Wetland Global Change Research Network (TWGCRN) was presented by Alisa L. Gallant, Senior Scientist at the EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls South Dakota.  To close the meeting, the group enjoyed a field trip to the NASA Glenn Research Center and a look at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Remote Sensing Toolkit


This remote sensing toolkit, put together by the Centre for Spatial Environmental Research (CSER) in Queensland, Australia, is a very impressive guide for those new to remote sensing, or those simply looking for more information and clear definitions. The toolkit provides information on remote sensing as it is used in mapping. The toolkit features three separate sections – marine, terrestrial, and atmospheric – encompassing the major remote sensing areas. Included in the toolkit are several case studies that show the efficacy and usefulness of remote sensing.

Earth Observation Day 2011


Earth Observation Day is an education and awareness effort of the AmericaView Consortium. Working closely with the U.S. Geological Survey, AmericaView is comprised of 37 state-led academic consortia (the “StateViews”) whose educational vision and goals focus on engaging students and teachers at all levels in Earth observations using remote sensing. EO Day resources–including imagery focused on surface land use/land cover, freshwater and marine ecosystems, and the atmosphere–will provide teachers with the data and geospatial interpretive tools needed for inquiry-based, Earth systems focused learning in the disciplines of Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, and Geography. (more…)

Geospatial Revolution

PennState Public Broadcasting’s Geospatial Revolution Project


The Geospatial Revolution Project is an integrated public service media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.

University Park, Pa. — Geospatial information influences nearly everything we do, from driving in our cars to military war strategy to the tracking of genocides, diseases and environmental changes. Satellites, surveillance, and location-based technologies create a worldwide geographic knowledge base that is vital to solving social and environmental problems in the interconnected global community.

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