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Geography/Geology 455 (Remote Sensing): Getting Started--Some Basics

Information resources to support Dr. Tim Warner's Geography/Geology 455 (Remote Sensing) class.


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 "the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."

Source:  Association of College and Research Libraries. (2015) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Retrieved 20 July 2015, from <>.

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