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ES 771 Remote Sensing
James S. Aber
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- January 17: The spring semester begins today! Our first on-campus class meeting will be Tuesday next week (see revised schedule). Meanwhile, students should begin background reading with the Introduction and FRS Chap. 1 (all). Also review Idrisi for lab exercises later in the course.
- November 1: From Prof. Edds: Satellite and airborne remote sensing applications for freshwater fisheries.
- October 18: Clark Labs has a new Remote sensing guide for $55. This is an optional resource for the course.
- October 11: Getting an early start on the course blog. This past Saturday the Kansas Academy of Science held its annual fall field trip at ESU's Ross Natural History Reservation, near Americus. Various means of small-format aerial photography were demonstrated. These methods are utilized for acquiring ground truth, which we will discuss toward the end of the course.
Kite aerial photography
Flown by JSA and SWA
||Left: central building complex; kite flyers at uppper left. Note sewage lagoon on right side. Right: KAS participants watch kite aerial photography from the western side of Ross.
||Color-infrared images; orange shows active vegetation, water is dark blue, and dead trees appear as skeletons. Overview of Gladfelter Pond (left); note American lotus leaves on water surface. Vertical shot of building complex (right); note orange cover of algae on the sewage lagoon.
UAS (drone) platforms
Flown by C. Pettit and A. Allison
||Quadcopters. DJI Phantom (left) with a tiny super-wide-angle camera in oblique position. Iris (right) with thermal-infrared camera mounted in fixed vertical position.
||Large hexacopter capable of lifting multiple cameras and/or sensors with payload weight up to 6 kg (~13 lbs). Landing gear extended (left) and retracted in flight (right).
- Welcome! ES 771 will be offered again in the spring semester of 2018 for both on-campus and distance-learning students. Course requirements, readings, and lab exercises are the same for both on-campus and distance-learning students. The latter must have access to Idrisi software, which is the primary GIS utilized for this course. Any recent version is suitable; Idrisi is now part of the TerrSet software package. Distance-learning students can obtain the "student starter license" ($49 good for one year) or the "student license" ($99 unlimited time), upon proof of student status. Note: Idrisi is for PC computers; it does not run on "Mac" computers.
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