Web Links for Remote Sensing & Raster GIS 487

Fall 2009

 

 

 

Online References/Texts on Remote Sensing

 

The classic is the NASA tutorial (best if quick internet access).

http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/start.html  

 

A good reference guide for Geospatial analysis, for looking up terminology, when to use it in GIS, and what GIS packages do it.

http://www.spatialanalysisonline.com/

 

NASA RS & Geomorphology.

http://geoinfo.amu.edu.pl/wpk/geos/GEO_HOME_PAGE.html 

 

Canadian glossary of RS terms.

http://www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/ccrs/learn/terms/glossary/glossary_e.html

 

The new Army Corps of Engineers RS manual (some interesting examples).

http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/rsgisc/ 

 

USGS Earthshots:Satellite Imagery of Environmental Change.

http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents

 

Operational Significant Event Imagery Archive

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/

 

OSEI image of the day.

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/iod.html

 

Real-time satellite images from NOAA.

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/

 

ASTER image gallery.

http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/

 

Webpage on Archaeology and RS.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/mjff/homepage.htm

 

FAQ about Aerial Photography.

http://edc.usgs.gov/guides/news/aerialfaq.htmlt

 

NASAís Visible Earth Gallery of images of Earth from Space.

http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/

 

 

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.

http://edcsns17.cr.usgs.gov/EarthExplorer/

   

The University of Maryland ís Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF), which archives a variety of satellite imagery, but primarily LANDSAT.

http://glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/index.shtml

 

Global mosaicked coverage of MSS (1970’s), TM (1990’s) and ETM+ (2000’s)      

http://www.landsat.org/ortho/index.htm

 

USGS National Land-Cover Dataset (NLCD) 1992.

http://landcover.usgs.gov/natllandcover.asp

 

Main EROS website.This links to WIST (old DAAC site) as well as DEMs, the NLCD, aerial photos, etc.

http://edc.usgs.gov/

 

MontanaView.Public access to satellite imagery of the state.For other states, see if they have their own StateView pages.

http://montanaview.org/

 

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.         

http://earth.gis.usu.edu/

 

For Arizona:

http://aria.arizona.edu/

 

The Digital Northern Great Plains site from the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium has a variety of Landsat, MODIS, ASTER, a couple of Quickbird (eastern ND) and some SRTM scenes.

http://digital-ngp.umac.org/newdngp303/index.php

 

Free sample AVIRIS data.

http://aviris.jpl.nasa.gov/html/aviris.freedata.html

 

Form to request free line of AVIRIS data for graduate students.

http://aviris.jpl.nasa.gov/html/aviris.graddata.html

 

Another interesting find that I haven't investigated is:

http://www.resmap.com/?referrer=Google 

 

The WIST (old EOS Data Gateway (aka the DAAC)).Your source for free ASTER, MODIS, and data from NASAís Earth Observing System Satellites.

https://wist.echo.nasa.gov/~wist/api/imswelcome/

 

 

Last Updated: 17 March 2009 .If any of these links donít work, please e-mail me anna.klene@umontana.eduThanks!