Remote Sensing & Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Here you will find links to pages explaining Remote Sensing and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) concepts.

New GIS field guide from MapAction (Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping)

MapAction has published the first edition of its Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping. The guide, which is downloadable free, will help aid organisations to use geospatial tools and methods in their work in emergencies. There are tutorials for Google Earth and open-source GIS software.

Investigation Focus at Mexico's Aztec-Period Calixtlahuaca Site De-emphasizes Temples and Tombs

A Cost-Effective Approach to GPS/GIS Integration for Archaeological Surveying

By Brian Tomaszewski, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, the Pennsylvania State University

NRCan's Tutorial: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

The Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (formerly Canada Centre for Remote Sensing) is pleased to offer this tutorial on remote sensing technology and its applications.

Overview of the LandSat System

A U.S. Geological Survey Factsheet about the Landsat Program:

The Landsat Program is a joint effort of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and theNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to gather Earth resource data using aseries of satellites. NASA was responsible for developing and launching the spacecrafts. TheUSGS is responsible for flight operations, maintenance, and management of all ground datareception, processing, archiving, product generation, and distribution. A primary objective ofthe Landsat Program is to ensure a collection of consistently calibrated Earth imagery.