An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing by Qihao WengAn Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing by Qihao Weng

An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing

byQihao Weng

Hardcover | February 9, 2012

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Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field, An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing introduces the latest developments in remote sensing and imaging science. This book covers basic principles and discusses essential technologies, such as aerial photography, radar, Lidar (light detection and ranging), photogrammetry, satellites, thermal radiation, and much more. Full-color images illustrate the concepts presented, and review questions at the end of each chapter help reinforce learning. This detailed resource provides the solid foundation in remote sensing required for developing diverse geospatial applications.

Coverage includes:

  • Geographic information system (GIS)
  • Global positioning system (GPS), mobile mapping, and Google Earth
  • Electromagnetic radiation principles
  • Characteristics of remotely sensed data
  • Spatial, spectral, radiometric, and temporal resolution
  • Aerial photo interpretation
  • Photogrammetry
  • Remote sensors
  • Earth observation satellites
  • Digital image analysis
  • Thermal remote sensing
  • Active remote sensing

Qihao Weng, Ph.D., is a professor of geography and the director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Change at Indiana State University. From 2008 to 2009, he visited NASA as a senior research fellow. Dr. Weng is also a guest/adjunct professor at Wuhan University and Beijing Normal University, and a guest research scientist at Bei...
Title:An Introduction to Contemporary Remote SensingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.3 × 6.3 × 0.6 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071740112

ISBN - 13:9780071740111

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Field of Remote Sensing
Chapter 2. Electromagnetic Radiation Principles
Chapter 3. Characteristics of Remotely Sensed Data
Chapter 4. Aerial Photo Interpretation
Chapter 5. Photogrammetry Basics
Chapter 6. Remote Sensors
Chapter 7. Earth Observation Satellites
Chapter 8. Digital Image Analysis
Chapter 9. Thermal Remote Sensing
Chapter 10. Active Remote Sensing