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.
Practical Applications of Remote Sensing
Jim Lein of Ohio University recently gave this presentation to the OGRIP Ohio GIS Conference. Here are some interesting sites:
Fun Web Pages
EarthNow real-time Landsat satellite images.
J-Track – Shows the location of satellites around the Earth
Earth as Art – Has great satellite images of places on Earth.
Climate Imagery NASA Neo – Shows data layers for the entire US. The layers can be exported to GoogleEarth.
LIMA – Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica – you can get images for Multispec here.
Google Earth – Click on Downloads for Google Earth 5.
LANDSAT – OhioView Image Server – Has images from 1999 to 2007 from Ohio and other areas.
GloVIS – Source of free imagery from USGS of ASTER, Landsat, EO-1, archived scanned aerial photographs, MODIS.
Spot Imagery USGS Earth Explorer –
Aerial Photographs/Lidar – Ohio Statewide Imagery Project (OSIP) –
Has aerial photographs and lidar imagery.
From the press release:
DigitalGlobe has collected over 120,000 km2 of high-resolution color and black and white imagery of Haiti since activating the Crisis Event Service on Wednesday, January 13. And yesterday, we re-imaged virtually the entire country, adding another 75,000 km2 of new imagery. View the Haiti coverage map to see how the DigitalGlobe Constellation has achieved this remarkable coverage.
Interactive, browser-based image viewer
In order to view and compare multiple imagery collects more easily, we have created an interactive imagery browser based on our Crisis Event Service, and Open Layers. View the Haiti Imagery Browser …