From the Outside Looking In 2
The Role of Earth Observation 2
High above Earth, satellites collect and deliver vast quantities of publicly available data about our planet. Geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geovisualization tools, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and image analysis provide the tools necessary to explore, model, interact with, and analyze these data to reveal vital information about how and why the global Earth system is changing, how Earth's systems respond to natural and human-based changes, and what consequences these changes may have for human civilization.
Analysis Techniques for Studying Earth 3
The goal of this website is to provide teachers and (in turn) their students with the skills to:
- Be able to locate and access many different Earth science datasets.
- Become competent users of geospatial technologies, learning a wide variety of analysis techniques for investigating global and local environmental issues.
Website Organization 3
This website is organized by analysis techniques. The Image Analysis Modules feature tools and techniques for incorporating satellite imagery and data into scientific investigations.
Source1Adapted from Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter instructions under Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0.
2Adapted from Eyes in the Sky II online course materials, Copyright 2010, TERC. All rights reserved.
3New material developed for Earth Analysis Techniques, Copyright 2011, TERC. All rights reserved.