Remote Sensing Guides
Remote Sensing guides have been designed by the CBC that explain how to acquire remotely sensed imagery, how to view imagery, strengths and limitations of remote sensing, and a host of other interesting topics. These guides are tailored for people who want to learn how to benefit from remotely sensed imagery without having to learn that nitty gritty details of how remote sensing works. The overarching goal is to make these data and tools accessible so just about anyone can use them to learn more about the Earth around them at a local or global scale.
This document provides a basic understanding of the importance of accuracy assessment and how to interpret accuracy statistics.
This guide addresses the issues confronting a manager in this situation and provides insight into the thought process an organization can use to decide which kind of work should be hired out and when it makes sense to do work internally.
This guide focuses on comparing digital image photos to classified images.
This document provides guidance on conducting land cover change projects using satellite imagery.
This guide provides an overview of land cover classification using remotely sensed data.
This guide is meant primarily to alert new and inexperienced users of satellite image products to some of their limitations.
This guide provides an overview of the basic components that make up an image.
This guide discusses the difference between "scale" and "resolution."
This guide explains the concept of multiband or multispectral imagery and illustrates how individual bands can be used to identify different features on the ground and how these bands can be combined to create color pictures.
This tutorial explains how to open a TIFF or GeoTIFF format satellite image in Photoshop.
This guide provides guidance on how to select the right imagery for a particular task.
This document provides guidelines for writing and evaluating the technical specifications for a remote sensing project.