Category Archives: Teaching

Helpful radar animations

Check out Iain Woodhouse’s “Helpful radar animations” over at cArbomap. Dr Woodhouse has a gift for explaing radar concepts in an accessible way (he is the author of the excellent Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing): he doesn’t disappoint with these … Continue reading

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Online lecture: Introduction to GIS

I’ve put a lecture online. I used Prezi to compile it and the lecture can be freely accessed through the Prezi website: http://prezi.com/wredeiqutfe3/introduction-to-gis/ The lecture is the first of five that will form the core of a distance-learning course in … Continue reading

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How to import point (vector) data from Excel to ArcMap

This post is meant to help less experienced ArcMap users with a common work flow. Here I am using ArcMap 9.3. Goal: to import point data from Excel into an ArcMap project. Data: here I am using a table of point data … Continue reading

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Landsat data processing (in ENVI)

I’ve been asked for advice on processing Landsat data a few times in the last couple of weeks. So, here are a few tips. Accessing data  Data can be acquired from a number of sources: http://www.Landsat.org has orthorectified data from … Continue reading

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Remote Sensing text books

I have been looking for a new text book, or text books, for an undergraduate and a masters course in remote sensing. At the masters level we have used Paul Mather’s Computer Processing of Remotely Sensed Images (Wiley). Mather’s book … Continue reading

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Terminology: ‘Area’

I’m reading a student’s thesis at the moment and am really impressed, once again, at the quality of the written English. Some Swedish students really write very well, especially considering they are writing in a foreign language. One problem I … Continue reading

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Geopolitics: what should we teach in geography classes?

What should students learn in geography classes at school? The Dept. of Education convened committees to review school curricula. One of my colleagues, Anders Fridfeldt, was invited to contribute to the geography committee which reported this spring. Their recommendation was … Continue reading

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