Earth Observation Day 2011

Coming to a remote sensing shop or school near you on April 8, 2011 is Earth Observation Day. The main objectives of Earth Observation Day are:

    to recognize the importance of using remotely sensed data to monitor the Earth and its environments; and
    to promote the use of remotely sensed data by K-16 teachers and students

Of course we would like to think our readers and listeners recognize and promote remotely sensed data everyday just as they celebrate GIS everyday, but Earth Observation Day offers us all a chance to do this explicitly. This year’s focus is on land cover which is a ubiquitous, but important measure gathered from remotely sensed data. Be sure to find out more and grab resources from the Earth Observation Day site.

Be sure to plan something remote sensing-y for Friday, 8 April.

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Jesse is Instructor in Geography and a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He is a GIS Professional and Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.