Tutorials and Documents

GRSS offers selected technical and general tutorials on various topics free to the general public.

We are introducing a new feature. When answers from our “Ask an Expert Feature” would be enhanced by access to presentations or longer responses, we will provide these in this section. We will also include lectures and presentations on remote sensing that provide new or innovative approaches to addressing challenging problems. Contributions are invited for this section.

Public Tutorials

SAR Tutorials from DLR
click here.

Learn How To Map Trees Using Satellite Imagery
click here.

Satellite Habitat Mapping
click here.

Remote Sensing Tutorial offered by NASA
This Remote Sensing Tutorial will help you understand what is measured by sensors on spacecraft looking toward the Earth and at other planets, other galaxies and, going back in time, the cosmos. To see the presentation, click here.

Canada Center for Remote Sensing
To see several tutorials on Remote Sensing click here.

Principles of Remote Sensing
This tutorial is part of the “Space View of Asia, 2nd Edition” CD-ROM produced by the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) at the National University of Singapore. To see the presentation, click here.

Data Fusion Tutorial In Spanish
This tutorial is a broad introduction to the topic of Data Fusion, with a few examples from from Paolo Gamba’s experience in urban Remote Sensing. In other words, it explains what “data fusion” is and what levels of data fusion can be applied to remotely sensed data in a rather introductory but comprehensive way. After providing the theoretical principles of data fusion, for each level the tutorial provides a detailed analysis of several real world examples of applications. To see the presentation, click here.

Remote Sensing Tutorial In Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English
This Tutorial for Education and Training is one of the strategic lines of action that the project TELECAN wants to make available to all organizations, businesses or home users interested in remote sensing in order to encourage its use to improve the quality and competitiveness of products generated and to promote consolidation or creation of technology-based companies.
The tutorial is available in 4 languages:

IGARSS Tutorials

Chen, C.H. (2008),”Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing”
To see this presentation, click here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Pottier, E., and L. Ferro-Famil (2008), “SAR Polarimetry: Basics, Processing Techniques and Applications”
To see this presentation, click here: Part 1, Part 2

López-Martínez, “Models and Information Formation in Multichannel
Radar remote Sensing Imagery”

To see this presentation, click here.

Rocadenbosch, “Introduction to LIDAR(Laser radar) Remote Sensing Systems”
To see the presentation, click here.

Camps, “Microwave Aperture Synthesis Radiometers for Earth
Observation: Application to the SMOS Mission”

To see this presentation, click here.

A Quick Guide to Open Source Geospatial Tools
A quick glance at websites like OpenSourceGIS.org garners a massive list of tools that are freely available to you for a wide array of tasks. How do you get started? This article introduces a handful of the applications that are available, grouped according to task. These concepts and applications are discussed further in his book Web Mapping Illustrated.

Download A Quick Guide to Open Source Geospatial Tools

Thoughts on Radiometric Uniformity Calibration for Space-based Hyperspectral ImagersHyperion was used as a test bed to evaluate a new approach to calibration using a 90 degree yaw maneuver. The presentation provides an analysis of the approach using observation data and its effectiveness. To see the presentation, click here.

Radar Interferometry
Download Radar Interferometry: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11