Monday, November 8, 2010
Remote Sensing and Image Processing thoughts
One of the challenges facing this project on every level is the amount we have to learn and the time we have available for courses. Last weeks image processing intro was no exception. We needed an opportunity to introduce the process so you would have a chance to become familiar with what is involved. Don't fret if you didn't finish in class or had some difficulty, this will take a little time and we will be working together as we go.
We will be using this forum to discuss how remote sensing and image processing can actually be used in your projects, how to work with different scales of imagery (including AEROKATS, Landsat, MODIS and others), and what types of products are available to help you and your students in their climate investigations. Many of these products will be in a preprocessed format, and will not require all the steps we use with the AEROKATS imagery. That being said, there is value in understanding the process required to collect, preprocess, process and analyze raw data in order to convert it into real information.
Dr. Xie has provided revised versions of last weeks files with some modifications. We will hand those out tonight. We will also be talking about how we will be providing additional PD.
I am looking forward to collaborating with all of you on how we turn this process into something that can be assimilated into a classroom environment. We have lots of different areas of expertise in this group and we will be drawing on everyone to make this happen.
See you tonight!