Color and Light: making the connection from satellites to ground-truthing
Digital Earth Watch (DEW) is a NASA REAsON project that has developed an array of “tools” to help teachers, students and the general public understand what remote sensing is all about and how to connect satellite imagery to local environmental issues. Using simple filters, digital cameras and other tools, users can build up a connection between what they see in their local environments and what can be detected through LandSat, MODIS, IKONOS and aerial imagery. I will demo some of the basic tools outdoors to show how the world can be viewed in a different light and what it tells us about the state of the local environment. I will then talk about the software that has been developed to then connect local findings with larger, more complex satellite data from the same location.
Session Leader: Brian Rogan, Museum of Science