"Remote Sensing Principles, Interpretation, and Applications, 4th ed." by F.F. Sabins and J.M. Ellis was published in April 2020 by Waveland Press (see description at link below)
The 4thedition includes 6 new chapters (Drones and Manned Aircraft Imaging, DEMs and Lidar, GIS, Renewable Resources, Climate Change, and Archeology). Free downloadable supplemental resources that include remote sensing examples shown and discussed in the textbook are available at the publisher’s website (http://www.waveland.com/Sabins-Ellis/) to facilitate learning how to process remote sensing images and DEMS. These resources include:
1) A downloadable, 6 Gigabyte Remote Sensing Digital Database that has 27 GIS-organized examples of different satellite and airborne imagery.
2) Image Processing Lab Manuals (pdfs) for ENVI, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Desktop that provide 12 step-by-step exercises, including image enhancement, band rations, principal components, georeferencing, DEMs, supervised and unsupervised classification, and change detection.
In addition, the ArcGIS Pro lab manual is available as 12 YouTube tutorial videos for desktop ArcGIS Pro users, instructors, and students who want to do their own processing, enhancement, and information extraction of satellite and airborne remote sensing data.
Instructor material (textbook answer sheets, lab manual answers, processing examples, and editable Microsoft .docx files) is available at the publisher's textbook webpage (http://waveland.com/browse.php?t=421) for those instructors who adopt the textbook for their course.
The blue boxes along the top of this page provide more information on the textbook (video & pdf), ASPRS and GRSG textbook reviews, and 2020-2021 remote sensing webinar presentations).
A cost-effective way to evaluate the textbook is to consider Amazon's 30-day rent of the Kindle eBook version for U.S.$15.69. An eBook version is also available for rent or purchase at Vitalsource, Google Books, and Chegg. Printed textbooks are also available at the publisher's website ( http://waveland.com/browse.php?t=421 ).
2021 Remote Sensing Webinars
Remote Sensing Sensors, Accessing Data, and Applications (45 minutes)
AAPG Pivoting 2021
Imaging Technologies and Water Management (Start at 13:14 minutes)
James Ellis, Ph.D in Geology and Principal, has 39 years of global experience imaging and mapping environments and geology. Ellis GeoSpatial uses Harris ENVI 5.6 and Hexagon ERDAS Imagine image-processing software, ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.6 and ArcGIS Pro 2.8 with 3D Analyst & Spatial Analyst extensions, and Global Mapper software.
Town of Cambria, western New York
State of California Professional Geologist - Certificate No. 7391
Ellis GeoSpatial is a certified Small Business (OSBCR # 29164) in the State of California and a Veteran-Owned Small Business (Vietnam Era)
Registered with Federal Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and Federal SAM.gov.
Ellis GeoSpatial DUNS Number 109508239
University at Buffalo Dept. of Geology
"Environmental Remote Sensing" Fall 2017 Semester
GLY 465/565 - using ENVI 5.3
25 students enrolled (7 grad, 18 undergrad)
Diablo Valley College (DVC), Pleasant Hill, CA
"Introduction to Remote Sensing" Fall 2015 Semester
Geog 160 - 4 credits CSU - Using ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS 10.2,
Fusion (Lidar) & Google Earth
15 Students Enrolled
16 labs on Mondays 6-9 PM in a 30-seat Computer Room
150 students have completed this course since 2006
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