Use of openly available satellite images for remote sensing education

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Abstract

With the advent of Google Earth, Google Maps, and Microsoft Bing Maps, high resolution satellite imagery are becoming more easily accessible than ever. It have been the case that the college students may already have wealth experiences with the high resolution satellite imagery by using these software and web services prior to any formal remote sensing education. It is obvious that the remote sensing education should be adjusted to the fact that the audience are already the customers of remote sensing products (through the use of the above mentioned services). This paper reports the use of openly available satellite imagery in an introductory-level remote sensing course in the Department of Geomatics of National Cheng Kung University as a term project. From the experience learned from the fall of 2009 and 2010, it shows that this term project has effectively aroused the students' enthusiastic toward Remote Sensing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
Volume38
Issue number6W27
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 5
Event2011 ISPRS Workshop on Commissions VI/1 - VI/2 E-Learning within ACRS - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2011 Oct 42011 Oct 6

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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