Some Remote Sensing Resources

Web sites with free images

Learn EO The european Space Agency web site for furthering the use of Earth Observing technology... lessons, datasets, software.
Global Land Cover Facility - Earth Science Data Interface MSS, TM, ETM+, ASTER, AVHRR, SRTM elevation data, and some derived image products. (Thanks to Keith Bettinger for the pointer!)
ASTER & MODIS (recent) datapool
ASTER overview and pricing (links from Guy Porter).
www.spot.com
www.digitalglobe.com
www.spaceimaging.com>
Earth Explorer
dialsparc10.ece.arizona.edu/MSSbrowse-page.html
edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/glis/hyper/guide/landsat
edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/glis/hyper/guide/landsat_tm
www.ccrs.emr.ca/cdql/landsat5/canlsat.html
images.jsc.nasa.gov/html Hand-held Space Shuttle Photography.
navajo.html
navajo images?
PDC's ETM thumbnails

GOES and GMS - Meteorological images

GOES-8/GOES-9 mapped GIF images (limited) are availble on kestrel.umd.edu. Other things may be near there as well.

Realtime GOES8/9 and GMS (were) distibuted to the masses from the NASA ftp site at explorer.arc.nasa.gov, but that suffered a system crash is spring 1997 and may not be back. Try a secondary site in the UK.

Digital Ortho Photos of London

On our Web site you will see London from the height of a bird's flight. The firm "KIBERSO" represents digital ortho photography cities of London on materials of aerial photography. Some characteristics: resolution - 0.5 meter in pixel,True Color. We shall endeavour to acquaint you with the most interesting regions of London. Updating Web site - each 14 days. on our WWW Page: www.glasnet.ru/~kiberso

atlas

(class images)

ftp to atlas.geog.hawaii.edu as an assigned user to access class imagery.

NIMA

The National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) has a homepage at: http://www.nima.mil which describes this amalgamation of entities formerly in the CIA, DMA, and DIA, that now has a business plan and comercial partnerships. The "internet resources" link, rather than pointing to a set of imagery you can get, points to a set of agencies you can query. (Just try to actually get an image out of the NIMA site though! 2 points to the first one to do it.) Check the banner page of the "National Technology Alliance" (NTA) to see how the privatization of government is headed.

NASA

see in list above

CESIN

see in list above

Other resources...

usenet groups

sci.image.processing
comp.infosys.gis
sci.geo.*

The huge Remote Sensing Tutorial (written by Nicholas M. Short Sr., edited by Jon Robinson, and webmastered by Bill Dickinson Jr.) was originally (maybe still) accessible at Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA via:
http://code935.gsfc.nasa.gov/Tutorial/TofC/Coverpage.html
is now once again available as local mirror from the Salzburg IDRISI Resource Center webpages: here (which might be more appropriate to European web surfers).

New high-resolution systems...

Space Imaging is planning to launch a 1m in the first quarter of 1998. -Eric Shor

EarthWatch is planning to launch a 3 meter GSD this fall (1997). EarthWatch also has plans to launch a 1 meter in late 1998. EarthWatch's address is: www.digitalglobe.com -Eric Shor

Image Processing / Remote Sensing Software

Chips for Windows, a low cost remote sensing image processing system for Windows 95 and Windows NT www.geogr.ku.dk/chips

mips? The USGS Mini Image Processing System. (ref from Eric Yamashita)

the Image Processing Tool Kit CD includes 100+ Photoshop-compatible plug-ins (for Photoshop 3, 4, 5 and most compatible programs, including NIH-Image and UTHSCSA ImageTool), a 250+ page step-by-step tutorial, and more than 200 practice images. The Tool Kit provides functionality for high end image processing and quantitative image analysis that exceeds that of many commercial programs costing thousands of dollars, coupled with the ease of use of Photoshop and supported by extensive tutorial aids. $249.95. Order it on-line at www.macscitech.org/bookstore/bookstore.html

New Stuff:

ARTIS multispectral CCD camera (high spatial resolution) NASA Ames Research Center example images geo.arc.nasa.gov/ERAST/navajo.html

HyperLens is a new JAVA program for scientific visualisation, developed originally for working with Remote Sensing imagery. It is particularly strong in the presentation of complex data, and brings a new level of interactivity to the viewer. To test-drive the viewer as an Applet, . www.webthing.com/software/hyperlens/

A Satellite Imaging Web Site with info on 3D rendering Landsat scenes, colorizing GOES satellite images, and enhancing Space Shuttle photographs. There are also new links to free software and images: members.aol.com/landsatcd

Henrik Malmberg's links to folks into photogrammetry and autocorrelation software:
Leica/Helava www.leica.com
Carl Zeiss www.zeiss.com or is it www.carlzeiss.com
PCI at www.pci.on.ca
Vision International www.vision.com or is it www.autometric.com
DAT/EM at www.datem.com
Laser-Scan Ltd, www.Laser-Scan.com

Reportedly "awesome place to find satillite data both digital and photographic" www.earthphotos.com Or alternatively, check out www.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/index.html or nix.nasa.gov/ for access to the same images, gratis, brought to you by Uncle Sam himself. 8-)

Radarsat International for recent SPOT (10m spatial resolution) and recent Landsat data (30m)

USGS EROS Data Center for older and relatively inexpensive data.

Space Imaging for 5.8 m IRS 1C data (or any of it's resellers, like geoanalytic)

National Air Photo Library of Canada, Ottawa

A collection of photogrammetry links: cesgi1.city.ac.uk/weblist -Gerard

Other handy sites: ASPRS and CMU

A close range photogrammetry system working under Win98. www.rolleimetric.de -K.T.Chan

A SUN based photgrammetric system for creating accurate contour maps. www.lhsystemsgroup.com

Eric Lorup mirrored the: "Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Tutorial" from the Canada Center for Remote Sensing on the Univ of Salzburg IDRISI Resource Center webpages. You find the original source: Canada Center for Remote Sensing -eric j. lorup

Satellite images (NOAA AVHRR, and ERS-2 SAR) of the volcanic eruption at Vatnajkull, Iceland. look under Image Gallery. -"Tony Bauna"

Try here for a short list of free (or shareware) image processing softwares. -Laszlo Czuni

A collection of photogrammetry links: cesgi1.city.ac.uk/weblist -Gerard

Other handy sites: ASPRS and CMU

A close range photogrammetry system working under Win98. www.rolleimetric.de -K.T.Chan

A SUN Microsystems based photgrammetric system for creating accurate contour maps. www.lhsystemsgroup.com

Eric Lorup mirrored the: "Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Tutorial" from the Canada Center for Remote Sensing on the Univ of Salzburg IDRISI Resource Center webpages. You find the original source: Canada Center for Remote Sensing -eric j. lorup

Satellite images (NOAA AVHRR, and ERS-2 SAR) of the volcanic eruption at Vatnajkull, Iceland. look under Image Gallery. -"Tony Bauna"

Try ipg0.terra.vein.hu/ipsoft/ for a short list of free (or shareware) image processing softwares. -Laszlo Czuni

the MIT OrthoServer

Self-proclaimed world leader in multispectral image acquisition, processing and analysis since 1982 borstad.com

Here are some websites that Randall Larson pointed out:
edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/glis/hyper/guide/landsat
edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/glis/glis.html
info.er.usgs.gov
www-graphics.stanford.edu/~cek/rayshade/

and From: Eric Y Yamashita This may be something that your class can use as reference.
http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/
a tutorial
some stuff at SOEST
This webpage may also be of interest, there are a lot of free software. software.geocomm.com