These remote sensing resources focus on practical aspects of accessing, visualizing, and processing remotely sensed data. Sufficient links are provided for those interested in pursuing details of the science and technology of remote sensing. Information available on this site, however, is written for those who are interested in learning about working with satellite imagery. Although documents focus on issues of biodiversity conservation, they are applicable to a broad range of applications.
Remote Sensing Guides
Remote Sensing guides have been designed by the CBC that explain how to acquire remotely sensed imagery, how to view imagery, strengths and limitations of remote sensing, and a host of other interesting topics. These guides are tailored for people who want to learn how to benefit from remotely sensed imagery without having to learn the nitty gritty details of how remote sensing works. The overarching goal is to make these data and tools accessible so just about anyone can use them to learn more about the Earth around them at a local or global scale.
The links presented here compliment the remote sensing guides developed by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. These links provide easy access to information about locating, viewing, and analyzing remotely sensed imagery as well as remote sensing tutorials.
A growing set of remote sensing training materials are being developed and archived by the CBC. These materials are a good resource for self-study and to train others in the use of remote sensing techniques. Our overarching goal is to make these data and tools accessible so just about anyone can use them to learn more about the Earth around them at a local or global scale.
Interactive tools to help illustrate basic remote sensing concepts. These tools are integrated into the Guides section of the Remote Sensing Resources site.
Some of these terms have broader definitions than the one given. The definitions in this glossary are relevant to remote sensing applications. Some of these terms are defined in more detail in the Basic Concepts section of this site.