Introduction to Remote Sensing

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Using Remote Sensing

  1. Obtaining
  2. Linking
  3. Subsetting
  4. Compositing
  5. False coloring
  6. Ratioing
  7. Supervised classification


Pre-post test

This activity familiarizes you with aerial and satellite images and provides opportunity to explore satellite images. Section A illustrates different ways we sense our world from a distance. Section B provides a basic introduction to using satellite images. The computer sites may be shown from an Internet connected computer projector or the activity may be run on individual computers. Required: High Speed Internet connected computers, GoogleEarth, Java.

Section A:  Kinds Of Remote Sensing

  1. To see the latest webcams of antarctica go to: . To hear live sounds from under the antactica ice go to . To see webcams of Antarctica penguins go to:
  2. To see Ohio traffic cams go to:
  3. To see the Earth, go to: Earthcam (
  4. To see where you live and go to school, go to:
  5. To see the Earth, go to: Goggle Earth. (Free download software)
  6. To see LANDSAT live, or almost live go to:

Possible student evaluation:

Chart, discuss or briefly record how each source reveals different information such as time of day, season, distances/area, live, archived, manipulation options or how this information could be used in your class. A tested worksheet for Ohio is in: Examples, Intro Section A plus wkst (1)