GLG410/598--Computers in Geology

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Lecture 8: Simple Image processing and getting images into ArcGIS


Using CITRIX on ASU systems to access ArcGIS and other applications

Tutorial to acquire Digital Elevation Data from USGS site and process them in ArcGIS

Small tutorial on ArcSCENE to merge elevation data and air photos for 3D visualization

Satellite imagery

Satellite imagery are those images gathered from a satellite platform of the earth.

These images come from a lecture in my Geomorphology course:

We will work with ASTER imagery for this class:

Here is an explanation of the different bands in the ASTER data product:

Online processing of imagery

This Powerpoint file explains the on line processing system that we developed: Explanation_of_IMSservlet.ppt.

Here is our site:

This tutorial explains how to use it: Tutorial-ASTER_data.htm

Link that explains how to uncompress and extract the image files that you download using Zip Genius


Using the geology and topography data that I gave you last week ( you still have it downloaded on your Z: drive) and at least one set of processed images from the site, perform the following tasks:
  1. Part I--Geology, topography, and imagery: In a review of the geology and topography (in both your ArcMap and on the web site), choose an area you find geologically interesting
  2. Part II--Urbanization changes around Phoenix: In the area around Phoenix, choose and process images from 2000 and 2004.
This assignment is due as an organized set of images and web page linked from your assignments page on Wednesday October 10, 2007 at 5 pm. Don't wait until the last minute to do this one because the server is slow and cannot handle a heavy load!
Web page originally by Prof. Ramón Arrowsmith

GLG410/598 Computers in Geology

Last modified: October 6, 2007