UNIT 9 - ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE DATA

UNIT 9 - ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE DATA

Compiled with assistance from Charles Parson, Bemidji State University and Jeffrey L. Star, University of California, Santa Barbara


For Information that Supplements the Contents of this Unit:

Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing (Crum/Geographer's Craft) -- Electromagnetic waves and spectrum; infrared radiation; applications of aerial photography; digital image processing; satellite imaging; radar scanning; remote sensing and GIS; etc.
Applied Environmental GIS (AEGIS) -- Projects which address a variety of environmental issues in which GIS solutions are appropriate; sample images (e.g. fire hazard, soil permeability).
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing -- Index and Information.
Environment, Lands and Parks -- Studies and data on the environment; climate change; habitat, waste and water management.
Application Areas of a GIS (Geographer's Craft) -- Natural resources management; facilities management; land management; street networks.
GCIP Data Management Services System -- National climate data (US); Satellite Data Source Module; USGS.
GIS/Remote Sensing Publications Online
Environmental Protection Agency -- Access to GIS spatial data sites,including: agriculture, natural resources and US digital data.
GEWEX Data Sets -- Defense Meteorological Satellite; NOAA/ETL radar data; World Radiation Monitoring Centre.
Image Analysis Related Terms
International GIS and Remote Sensing Services -- Arc/Info tutorial; Digital Land Systems Research (DLSR); Environmental Resource Information Network (ERIN); Environmental Systems Resource Institute (ESRI); European Science Foundation (GIS data program); IDRISI homepage.
Landsat and TM (NASA) -- Program summary; Landsat program documents; information on Landsat data; access to Landsat data (including Canada).
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) -- U.S. Environmental information services; data on: meteorology/weather, oceanography, satellite imagery.
Samples of Remotely Sensed Images -- CFS Advanced Forest Technology Program.
Remote sensing -- GIS and other related fields; organizations; satellite data; sites; etc.
Remote Sensing Online Resources (Delaney)
Index of Remote Sensing -- Glossaries and Acronyms (search).
Resources for Geographers (U of Western Ontario) -- GIS; remote sensing; USG; other geospatial sites.
Signal and Image Analysis: Images -- Illustrated and Described: Time frequency analysis of sonar signals; texture analysis by co-occurrence matrices; image segmentation using 2 D Wigner-Ville distribution; analysis and coding of medical images.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) -- Global resource information database; environmental data sets, including: biodiversity, human-related; soils; vegetation.