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.
The Gypsy Moth is an invasive species and does not belong in North America. The infestation dates from 1869 when a well meaning French scientist accidentally introduced the European insect into the Boston suburbs. Ten years after the escape of a few moths in 1869, trees in Boston were being stripped of their leaves in only a few nights in late June…
The mission of the OhioView Education Team, or SATELLITES, is to develop and implement a sustainable, statewide educational outreach program to engage students and teachers through integrated Earth System Science and technology that can be spread to the national level. Visit the SATELLITES blog for more information.
Students and teachers can take part in the SATELLITES blog. Kevin Czajkowski “Dr. C” has created a blog site at satellitesk12.org. There are a number of resources for students interested in Remote Sensing and GIS. Check back often for Dr. C’s regular updates.
The AmericaView Remote Sensing Consortium Educational Committee has an excellent website with lots of educational resources for remote sensing. To check it out, go to: www.earthobservationday.com
There is a great matching game with remote sensing images at: www.earthobservationday.com/index.php
Tutorials, information, and lesson plans for remote sensing projects K-12 are located at www.earthobservationday.com/pages/resources-tutorials.htm