Remote Sensing Education

West Virginia View is involved in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate geospatial science education.

West Virginia Science Teachers - would you like a satellite poster of the state for your classroom? (view)

The links below will take you outside the WVView web site.


  • Remote Sensing Tutorials

NASA Tutorial (middle and high school, undergraduate)

Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing Tutorial (high school, undergraduate)

NCGIA Core Curriculum (GIS emphasis, high school, undergraduate)

University of Arizona Remote Sensing Tutorials (undergraduate)

Earth Observation Magazine Tutorial (high school, undergraduate)

West Virginia GLOBE Program Land Cover-Biology Tutorials (Data Access, ArcCatalog, ArcMap)

  • On-line Remote Sensing Education Guides and Modules

Earth From Space, Smithsonian Institution (5-12)

WETMAPP, The USGS's Wetland Education Through Maps and Aerial Photography (primarily middle school)

The Center for Biodiversity Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

NASA IMAGERS, Interactive Multimedia Adventures for Grade School Education Using Remote Sensing (K-5)

Satellite Meteorology Modules, University of Wisconsin-Madison (7-12)

Reading Satellite Images, the Discovery Channel's Education Site (6-8)

ASPRS Guide to Land Imaging Satellites (all levels)

NOAA's Weather Satellite Guide (K-12)

University of Illinois Online Guide to Remote Sensing (high school, undergraduate)

The Nature Conservancy Primer (high school, undergraduate)

US Forest Service "Weed Manager's Guide to Remote Sensing and GIS" (professionals)

  • Remotely Sensed Image Galleries

NASA's Gateway to Astronaut Photography

The National Snow and Ice Data Center

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Image Gallery (lots of hurricane images)

NASA Visible Earth

ASTER Gallery

MODIS Gallery

University of Wisconsin's Space Science and Engineering Center (Real-Time Images)

  • Remote Sensing and Geospatial Science Data and Applications Centers

USGS Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center

USDA Agricultural Research Center Remote Sensing Program - crop monitoring information

US Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center

Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets

  • Land Use Change Research

Land Use History of North America (USGS)

LUCAS, Land Use Change Analysis System (UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program)

USGCRP, US Global Change Research Program (A US Interagency Program)

NASA LCLUC, Land Cover Land Use Change Program

NASA's Global Change Master Directory

USDA ERS, Economic Research Service (Agricultural Land Use Change)

  • Freeware Remote Sensing and GIS Software

MultiSpec - remote sensing program for research and education

ImageJ - Java-based image processing and analysis

Quantum GIS - Multi-platform Open Source GIS software

ViewFinder v2.1 - basic image display, limited analysis

TNTlite - limited geospatial analysis

ArcExplorer 9.1 Java Edition - GIS for K-12 education

Map Maker Gratis - map production, limited GIS functionality

LizardTech GeoExpress View - image viewer using MrSID compression

GRASS – multiple platforms, fully functional GIS

USGS dlgv32 Pro - image viewing and basic analysis

  • Misc Educational and Information Links

NASA's J-Track 3-D Satellite Tracking Page (requires JAVA support)

The WWW Virtual Library: Remote Sensing

U.S. Government Remote Sensing (American University)

Earth Imagery Resources Indexed by Country (American University, some links outdated)

USGS dlgv32 Pro - image viewing and basic analysis

  • Additional resources

National Archives (information on space exploration)

Celestial Bodies and Astronomy

Mars Exploration, Mars Rovers Information, Facts, News, Photos

Earth and Space Science Fair Projects

Ultimate Guide to Science Fair Displays

  • Other

Building reslience website

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