[OSGeo-Discuss] Announcement- Fall 2008 AGU session: Open Source Remote Sensing for Environmental Mapping and Analysis

M J jmfoobar at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 10:59:42 EDT 2008

FYI - http://cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu/~biehl/MultiSpec/

I will forward the announcement onto the department there - this was a great
tool in grad school.

Freeware not open source thought.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 5:03 PM, <Pilant.Drew at epamail.epa.gov> wrote:

> Dear Open Source Remote Sensing and Geospatial Colleagues,
> Please consider submitting an abstract for this open source remote sensing
> session at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting December 15-19, 2008
> in San Francisco. It will be a great opportunity to promote and learn about
> open source remote sensing in a vibrant international earth science
> community (estimated 15,000 attendees).
> Session Name: IN24: *Open Source Remote Sensing for Environmental Mapping
> and Analysis*
> Session URL: *http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/?content=search&show=detail&sessid=586
> *<http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/?content=search&show=detail&sessid=586>
> AGU Abstract Submission URL: *http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/ *<http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/>
> (Please reference session IN24, and note the abstract submission deadline:
> September 10, 2008)
> Session Abstract:
> Anthropogenic and natural pressures on ecosystems and environments threaten
> human and ecological health at many levels. Remote sensing analysis of
> aerial photography and satellite imagery provides views of the environment
> necessary for sound environmental stewardship. Unprecedented amounts of
> earth imagery are now available on our desktops through data portals and
> virtual earths, and many open source geographic information system (GIS)
> applications are available. However, there is a great need for free or low
> cost, easy to use remote sensing software tools to help
> non-geospatial-experts make better use of these image resources to enhance
> environmental mapping and analysis.
> The goal of this session is to highlight open source remote sensing tools
> and applications in environmental analysis. How are open source remote
> sensing tools being used in environmental analysis (e.g., land cover
> mapping; change detection; disaster recovery; habitat analysis; impervious
> surface mapping)? Are remote sensing mapping algorithms incorporated in
> virtual earths to expand their analytical capability? Can we develop easy to
> use open source decision support tools to help guide environmental decision
> making at the national, regional, local and citizen levels? How can we
> better harness the observations of citizens informed about their local
> environments in a geospatially-enabled manner?
> Thank you for your kind attention, and please forward this announcement to
> any interested colleagues.
> Sincerely,
> Drew Pilant, Ph.D.
> US Environmental Protection Agency
> Office of Research and Development
> Landscape Characterization Branch
> tel:  919.541.0648
> fax: 919.541.9420 *
> **pilant.drew at epa.gov* <pilant.drew at epa.gov>
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