Category Archives: FORT 230

Happy New Year 2015

I got this image on Facebook showing the western hemisphere. I couldn’t find the web site, but I was able to download  the image. Here is the caption from NASA: NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of the Americas … Continue reading

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Is the color spectrum arbitrary?

The following video from The Atlantic Monthly explains why the ROYGBIV division of the visible color spectrum is arbitrary. This is interesting to think about when dealing with different types of aerial photo imagery. We always need to create categories … Continue reading

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Problem Solved

In Aerial Photo Interpretation I have assignments where the students need to embed a map from Google maps into their report. In WordPress it has been working fine for me, but not for the students. This was quite mystifying! I … Continue reading

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Color Infrared Images

The new Chambersburg Reservoir looks very differently in true color and false color.

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Aerial Photo Study Sites

Here is a map of the four sites that we will be using to study how the appearance changes with different kinds of imagery over the course of the semester. Here  is the view north from the dam at the … Continue reading

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Fire News from NASA

This website from NASA, Fire and Smoke, shows imagery of wildfires from around the world on various sensing platforms and in different electromagnetic bands.

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Aerial Photos Study Sites Fall 2012

In today’s FORT 230 lab we went out to look at study sites in the Waynesboro Watershed and Michaux Forest. I created waypoints for each site. During the semester the students will create maps of the sites using the different… Continue reading

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Drones and Natural Resources

I have heard news stories recently of how military drones have become smaller and more widely available for military uses. This NPR story tells how they will soon be available for government agencies and even private uses. The part that… Continue reading

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The personalities of map projections?

I never knew that map projections had personalities…Image permalink…. Continue reading

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GIS Day at HACC in Harrisburg

Yesterday I attended the GIS Day at Harrisburg Area Community College’s Downtown Center with the Aerial Photo Interpretation (FORT 230) class. This is a new event that has only been running for a few years. It already has some interesting… Continue reading

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