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More Than Just a Picture? The Basics of Remotely Sensed Imagery

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We have all seen remotely sensed imagery, and many of us use imagery as a background layer to our GIS maps and to derive spatial information. But, how many of us really understand the process of how that image was collected and what it is showing us, or could show us? Furthermore, how many of us are aware of the wide variety of imagery that is available and how to access and use these images? This webinar will provide a basic overview of the remote sensing process and describe what we are really seeing in an image and how it is collected, describe various types of imagery that are available and where they can be obtained, and present some basic interpretation techniques to derive spatial information from the imagery.

Presented by: CLEAR

Running Time: 00:50:39


Dan Civco, Professor, Department of NRE, UConn Director, Center for Land Use Education And Research (CLEAR)

Dan's Bio

Dan CivcoDan Civco is a Professor of Geomatics in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. He has more than 35 years experience as an earth resources scientist and educator specializing in remote sensing and GIS applications. He has been involved extensively in research addressing both inland and coastal wetland resources, land use mapping and change analysis, impervious surface detection, and natural resources inventory and analysis. Further, he has been involved in algorithm development and refinement for processing remote sensing and other geospatial data.

In addition to acting as Co-Director of the Center for Land use Education and Research at UConn, he is the founder of its Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS). He is a University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, of which he is a former Director of the Remote Sensing Applications Division and Chairman of the National Education Committee Chairman. Dr. Civco is a nationally‐recognized educator having received the 2007 USDA National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching and the 2010 ASPRS SAIC Estes Memorial Teaching Award.

James Hurd, Research Associate, Department of NRE, UConn Director, Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS)

James' Bio

James HurdJames Hurd is a Remote Sensing Specialist for the University of Connecticut Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), and serves as the Director of NRE's Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS). Established in 1982, LERIS is the principal center at UConn for conducting remote sensing and GIS research oriented toward natural resources, ecology, and the environment.

James received both his BS and MS degrees in natural resources from the University of Connecticut with a focus on remote sensing and geospatial technology. Research interests focus on the use of remote sensing and geospatial technology for the detection of land cover, land cover change and landscape characterization.