Data fusion


Integrating remote sensing and GIS.

Change detection: Hurricane Katrina
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Earth observation imagery often complements geospatial data and this demonstration shows how image processing and GIS software can be seamlessly integrated to improve visual image interpretation.
Source: ITTVIS, 2009. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nYIxMgxd6Y> URL last accessed 18-10-2011.
Object-based Image Analysis
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Source: DefiniensTV, 2009. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PatMAWiV71M> URL last accessed 18-10-2011.

The threat to privacy from one-metre data is as nothing compared to a mobile phone or supermarket loyalty card.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Spy
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Source: Barr R, 1998. Twinkle, twinkle little spy.


Compare these views of the future of Earth observation by remote sensing. This US National Research Council report concludes that socio-technical issues are as important as improvements in the quality and availability of data for successful applications of remote sensing in local government. William Stoney puts forward his view of Remote sensing into the 21st Century.

[ pdf ] Source: Whitney P and Johannsen CJ, 2003. Using remote sensing in state and local government: information for management and decision making.
Remote sensing into the 21st Century
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Source: Stoney WE, 2002. NASA Remote Sensing Tutorial Section 21. <http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect21/Sect21_1.html> URL last accessed 02-07-2007.