Remote Sensing Curriculum and Exercises

The lab exercises linked below were developed by AmericaView members using ERDAS IMAGINE version 10 and eCognition version 8.  They are offered freely and ‘as is’ for the use of educators and can be adapted to meet educational purposes.  AmericaView does not endorse any specific software and has no official ties to ERDAS or eCognition or any of their affiliates. The exercises were developed for undergraduate and graduate students and focus on specific geoprocessing techniques and geographic regions but can be adapted to support educational needs at a variety of levels and using other types of data, depending on the lab and associated processing technique(s).  They all come with public domain datasets, but data of other areas can be downloaded and substituted for those provided. Our primary purpose is to help our partners and others who are teaching or would like to teach remote sensing science.

We would gladly welcome feedback and suggestions for making these resources more useful. Please let us know what you think (emailJohn McGee or Rick Landenberger).

Level:  Intermediate / Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 1:  Digital Image Processing
Software:  ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (132 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Intermediate / Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 2:  Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills:  Radiometric Correction, Part I (editable MS Word file)
Software:  ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat: Download here (Landsat TM Scene, 160 MB, .zip file) and  Download other data here (other data, 37 MB, .zip file).
Level:  Intermediate / Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 3:  Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills:  Radiometric Correction, Part II (editable MS Word file)
Software:  ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (140 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Intermediate / Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 4:  Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills: Geometric Correction (editable MS Word file)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (66 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Intermediate / Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 5:  Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills:  Histogram Strectching and Spatial Filters (editable MS Word file)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (38 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Intermediate / Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 6:  Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills:   Principal Components Analysis: Part I (editable MS Word file)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.  Other remote sensing software can also be used.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (150 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Intermediate / Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 7:  Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills:  Supervised Classification (editable MS Word file)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (330 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Intermediate / Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 8:  Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills:  Unsupervised Classification (editable MS Word file)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (210 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 9:  Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills:   Change Detection (editable MS Word file)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (33 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 10:  Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills:   Object-Based Classification and e-Cognition Software (editable MS Word file)
Software: eCognition ver. 8.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (360 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Advanced
Topic:  Exercise 11:  Digital Image Processing (extra credit!)
Tasks/Skills:  Multi-Date Image Normalization Using Regression (editable MS Word file)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat: Spreadsheet download here and Image download here (360 MB, .zip file)
Level:  Introductory
Topic:  Introduction to ERDAS Imagine
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat, DEM and ALOS:  Download here
Level:  Introductory
Topic: Lab 1 – Digital Image Processing:  Loading remote sensing data
Tasks / Skills: Creating an Image Data File from Binary (Byte) Data  (editable MS Word file  | .pdf version available)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  There are two parts to this exercise.  To complete both parts, you will need to download both Lab 1, Part 1 (69 MB) and Lab 1, Part 2 (142 MB).
Level: Introductory / Intermediate
Topic: Lab 2 – Virtual GIS
Tasks / Skills:  Explore a database using a 3-D View and analysis tool (editable MS Word file  | .pdf version available)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  DEM and landcover files: Download here (<1 MB).
Level:  Intermediate
Topic: Lab 3: Digital Image Processing
Tasks / Skills:  Formatting Imagery:  Creating Image Mosaics (editable MS Word file  |  .pdf version available)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver.10.
Data:  There are 3 parts to this exercise.  To complete all 3 parts, you will need to download  Lab 3, Part 1 (<1 MB), Lab 3, Part 2 (<1 MB) and Lab 3, Part 3 (1 MB).
Level:  Introductory / Intermediate
Topic: Lab 4:  Displaying Images
Software:  Erdas Imagine ver. 10.
Data:  Landsat, 1m aerial photography, 10 m satellite image product, 15 m satellite image product, 30 m satellite image product: Download here (13 MB).
Level:  Intermediate / Advanced
Topic: Lab 5:  Supervised Classification by the Parallelepiped Method
Software: ERDAS Imaging ver.10.
Data:  Landsat:  Download here (18 MB).
Level:  Advanced
Topic: Lab 6: Profiles of DEM’s and Change Detection by Using the DEM’s
Tasks / Skills:    Change detection analysis through image subtraction  (editable MS Word file  | .pdf version available) 
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data: DEM’s:  Download here (< 1 MB).
Level: Advanced
Topic:  Lab 7 – Radar Image and Edge Enhancement
Tasks / Skills: Texture analysis using synthetic aperture radar (SAR)  (editable MS Word file  | .pdf version available)
Software: ERDAS Imagine ver. 10.
Data: Data for this exercise can be Downloaded here (53 MB).

 

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Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York

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