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This volume of the Manual of Remote Sensing series,
Volume 1.1: Earth Observing Platforms Sensors, updates the previous CD-ROM database of sensors and platforms
with an interactive online database and adds chapters of context for major
families of sensors and platforms. The intent of this volume is to enable all
who have an interest in remote sensing -- from student to researcher to
practitioner -- to see what the possibilities are, how the field has developed
and where it is going.
The past several years have witnessed proliferation of the use and awareness of remotely
sensed imagery in research fields not traditionally concerned with geospatial
technologies and by the general public for an ever-expanding variety of tasks.
The chapters of this volume do not seek to address all possible uses for
remotely sensed data. The goal is to provide a starting point for anyone
searching for a greater understanding of what has, can and may be done using
remote sensors for Earth observation. Following a brief history of key
developments in remote sensing and related technologies, the chapters introduce
the reader to the basics of the broad sensor families and types and conclude
with chapters on the related in situ
sensors and a look at the future of spaceborne remote sensing.
The accompanying website (accessible at www.asprs.org)
is designed to provide basic information about as many sensors and platforms as
possible, while also pointing to additional sources of information on the web
and in technical and scholarly publications. ASPRS members are invited to help
maintain and expand the data in this database as a community resource.
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Timeline of Key Developments in Platforms and Sensors for Earth Observations
Basics of Remote Sensing Systems
Thermal Remote Sensing: Theory, Sensors, and Applications
Terrestrial Laser Ranging: Current Capabilities and Future Directions
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing • Sensors and Applications
Microwave Sensors • Active and Passive
Space-Based Platforms and Sensors
In situ Sensors and Field Methods
The Current Status and Future Direction of Spaceborne Remote Sensing Platforms
and Imaging Systems