People get “jazzed” when they see an aerial photograph
or satellite image.It must be a visual thing.We like to look at remotely
sensed data…its like flying in a jet while being comfortably attached to
the ground.The contest will populate our new Image Gallery and we have some “high tech” toys to give away to both contest winners and for those who vote.Go to the Contest Home Page and find out all the details.
To be frank, our Remote Sensing Contest that we launch today is my personal bias entering into a business decision.I like remote sensing; I started my career as a remote sensing geologist.I am addicted to the visual challenge of identifying anything taken from the air or space.Show me an unidentified image and I challenge you to identify where it is...the continent, the country, the city...I'll take anyone on!
But I digress.This month's contest is about how we make best use of remotely sensed data, how we integrate imagery with other forms of digital information ...and how we are sometimes awestruck by the beauty of earth. You can submit satellite images or aerial photographs, LIDAR, RADAR, or other earth sensing data product.Our contest challenges you to submit imagery in three categories:
1.Thematically enhanced images: These are images that have been digitally enhanced through image processing or classification, and use a single image on which the classification or other image manipulation technique was employed.For example, the image at right is a classified image showing land cover for the state of New York.This image was the result of an unsupervised classification of Landsat Thematic Mapper data (a mosaic of several images).To enter in this category, show us your image and tell us the image enhancement/classification technique you used and the image sensor on which the classification was performed.
Show us your stuff...between now and October 20th.Then, you be the judge.Vote for the winners between October 21 and 31...and have a chance to win that way too.Random drawing for five great "tech toys."