Web Links for Remote Sensing & Raster GIS 487
Online References/Texts on Remote Sensing
The classic is the NASA tutorial (best if quick internet access).
A good reference guide for Geospatial analysis, for looking up terminology, when to use it in GIS, and what GIS packages do it.
NASA RS & Geomorphology.
Canadian glossary of RS terms.
The new Army Corps of Engineers RS manual (some interesting examples).
USGS Earthshots:† Satellite Imagery of Environmental Change.
Operational Significant Event Imagery Archive
OSEI image of the day.
Real-time satellite images from NOAA.
ASTER image gallery.
Webpage on Archaeology and RS.
FAQ about Aerial Photography.
Visible Earth Gallery of images of Earth from S
Sources of Free Imagery
USGS Earth Explorer. Some recent ETM + is free as well as some of the other imagery. Beware it may cost you something though.
Global mosaicked coverage of MSS (1970’s), TM (1990’s) and ETM+ (2000’s)
USGS National Land-Cover Dataset (NLCD) 1992.
Main EROS website.† This links to WIST (old DAAC site) as well as DEMs, the NLCD, aerial photos, etc.
MontanaView.† Public access to satellite imagery of the state.† For other states, see if they have their own StateView pages.
Utah State University has an awesome online data archive for ETM+ data. You can download data for basically the entire states of Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico.
The Digital Northern Great Plains site from the Upper
Free sample AVIRIS data.
Form to request free line of AVIRIS data for graduate students.
Another interesting find that I haven't investigated is:
The WIST (old EOS Data Gateway (aka the DAAC)).† Your source for free ASTER, MODIS, and data from NASAís Earth Observing System Satellites.