Remote Sensing Data Types

There are many types of remotely sensed data. Today, we are familiar with the satellite images shown in Google Earth or Google Maps (any many other websites and software), but these are not the only, or sometimes even the best, data for a particular application. The lessons in this section introduce students to lidar, radar, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), thermal imagery, hyperspectral data, and aerial photography.

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Readings from the Previous RSCC website (legacy material, but still valuable)
Technical Primer on Digital Data Formats
Commercial and Public Image Processing Systems
Image Processing Hardware and Software Functions
Image Compression and Media Storage
The National Spatial Data Infrastructure