GD11-1 - Nature of multispectral image data

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Author and Citation Info: 

DiBiase, D., DeMers, M., Johnson, A., Kemp, K., Luck, A. T., Plewe, B., and Wentz, E. (2006). Nature of multispectral image data. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. (2nd Quarter 2016, first digital).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Explain the concepts of spatial resolution, radiometric resolution, and spectral sensitivity
  • Draw and explain a diagram that depicts the bands in the electromagnetic spectrum at which Earth’s atmosphere is sufficiently transparent to allow high-altitude remote sensing 
  • Illustrate the spectral response curves for basic environmental features (e.g., vegetation, concrete, bare soil)
  • Describe an application that requires integration of remotely sensed data with GIS and/or GPS data
  • Explain the concept of “data fusion” in relation to remote sensing applications in GIS&T
  • Draw and explain a diagram that depicts the key bands of the electromagnetic spectrum in relation to the magnitude of electromagnetic energy emitted and/or reflected by the Sun and Earth across the spectrum