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Geography/Geology 455 (Remote Sensing)   Tags: geography, geology, remote_sensing  

Information resources to support Dr. Tim Warner's Geography/Geology 455 (Remote Sensing) class.
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From the Oxford English DictionaryRemote sensing is the automatic acquisition of information about the surface of the earth or another planet from a (great) distance, as carried out from satellites and high-flying aircraft.  According to the OED, the term remote sensing first entered the English vocabulary in 1962 in the Proceedings of the 1st Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment.

From Access Science:   Remote sensing deals with the gathering and recording of information on many types of natural phenomena from a distance.

Information literacy is defined briefly as the ability to find relevant information for a particular situation or problem, and to interpret that information effectively.

Source: "information literacy." Dictionary of Information and Library Management. London: A&C Black, 2006. Credo Reference. Web. 31 May 2012.

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