VIII. REMOTE SENSING WWW GUIDES, FAQs, LISTSERVS, NEWS GROUPS AND GLOSSARIES

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FAQs


Geographic Information Systems FAQ
This site, http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/gishome.html, features links to many useful GIS and remote sensing sites, a major GIS bibliography from Ohio State University, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from GIS-L, and information on forthcoming GIS - related conferences. The home page is well maintained and relatively easy to use.

 Geology FAQ
This FAQ at this FTP site, FTP: rtfm.mit.edu, provides information about the petroleum industry, and has good gopher and WWW starting points for the geosciences. Login is anonymous, use your email id as your password and change directories to cd: /pub/usenet/news.answers/geology-faq/petroleum-resources.
 

 Meteorology Resources FAQ
 Sources of weather data, including research data, CD-ROMs, and internet resources. Located at URL http://www.ucar.edu/communications/office/faq.html.
 

 Public Domain Cartographic Projection Software FAQ
The FAQ at this FTP site, FTP: charon.er.usgs.gov, includes pointers to sites providing free mapping and GIS software. Logon as anonymous, use your email address as a pass word and change directories to /pub/PD.projections.FAQ.
 

Synthetic Aperture Radar FAQ
Located at University of Alaska
 

Satellite Imagery FAQ
This important FAQ can also be obtained at:

   1.  At WWW servers including:

     http://www.itc.nl/~bakker/satfaq/satfaq.html
     http://atlas.esrin.esa.it:8000/lib/satfaq.html
     http://www.brunel.ac.uk/depts/geo/satmarks/Discuss.html

   2.  Posted monthly to newsgroups including sci.answers and news.answers

   3.  By anonymous FTP from the rtfm archive (rtfm.mit.edu), and mirrors.
      ftp rtfm.mit.edu
           cd /pub/usenet/news.answers/sci/Satellite-Imagery-FAQ
           get part1 (etc.)

   4.  By email from the SATFAQ autoresponder (HTML or plain text  available). Send blank  email to satfaq@pobox.com for details.

   5.  By email from the FAQserver at RTFM. Send email to
           mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu

     with one the following in the body of your message:

           send usenet/news.answers/sci/Satellite-Imagery-FAQ/part1
           (or part2, ..., part5).

This FAQ deals with imagery of earth from space. It combines a brief introduction with a guide to numerous resources available on (and off) the internet. It is the work of members of the IMAGRS-L list and provides useful, basic information about remote sensing and satellite imagery, from legal and ethical issues to information on how to access imagery on a personal computer. It is a hypertext (html) document.
 

 The Virtual Earth -- Using the Web for Geoscience Resources FAQ
Part One of the FAQ contains information on using the Web to obtain information related to geology, hydrology, and oceanography. Part Two deals with software likely to be of special interest to geoscientists. A recent version of this FAQ may be obtained by sending a mail message to: mail-server@rftm.mit.edu with the following line in the body of the messages:
send usenet/news.answers/geology-faq/geosci-resources/part1
and send usenet/news.answers/geology-faq/geosci-resources/part2

Vegetation in Remote Sensing FAQ
http://www.geog.nottingham.ac.uk/remote/rsvegfaq.txt

WXSAT FAQ
ftp://kestrel.umd.edu/pub/wxsat/docs/FAQ

Archive and FAQ for sci.geo.eos
ftp://eos.nasa.gov/EosDis/sci.geo.eos

Bill Thoen's Earth Science Resources FAQ
gopher://una.hh.lib.umich.edu/00/inetdirsstacks/earthsci%3athoen

Public Domain Cartographic Software FAQ
ftp://charon.er.usgs.gov/pub/PD.projections.FAQ

sci.data.formats FAQ
http://fits.cv.nrao.edu/traffic/scidataformats/faq.html

Bruce Gittings' Digital Elevation Data Catalogue
http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/ded.html

Terrill Ray's Remote Sensing for Vegetation FAQ:
http://www.yale.edu/ceo/Documentation/rsvegfaq.html
 
 

LISTSERVS and Electronic Journals





AFRICA-EIS - African GIS discussion group AFRICA-EIS@TOME.WORLDBANK.ORG
To subscribe: send an email to: listserv@tome.worldbank.org. In the body of the message type the following: Subscribe Africa-EIS. For more information contact: Koffi Kouakou at kkouakou@worldbank.org

ERDAS-L
Networking and problem solving concerning ERDAS GIS products.  To subscribe, go to http://www.erdas.com.

GeoTIFF
To subscribe send a message with "subscribe geotiff" in the body to listproc@mtmorrison.jpl.nasa.gov.  The GeoTIFF home page is located at http://home.earthlink.net/~ritter/geotiff/geotiff.html.
 

IMAGRS-L@CESNET.CZ  - Image Processing of Remotely Sensed Data IMAGRS -
To subscribe: send an email to listserv@LISTSERV.CESNET.CZ. In the body of the message, type the following Subscribe Imagrs-L first name last name. This listserv explores digital processing for remotely sensed data, as well as collection and dissemination methods. An archive site is located at: gopher ://gopher.GIS.UMN.EDU/11/rsgis/lists/imagrs-L.

FLORIDA TODAY Space Online
Quick and reliable reporting on many space and earth observation-related events.

GIS and Remote Sensing Newsletter
 

The Orbital Report On-Line
OreOL is distributed free of charge to subscribers only.  Subscription and advertising information are available at  http://www.orbitreport.com.
 

NASA Press Releases Online
To subscribe send an email to majordomo@venus.hq.nasa.gov.  In the body of the message, type the following:  subscribe press-release your name.

Space Views Electronic Newsletter
The newsletter provides regular space-oriented news, including some materials on earth observation.  Subscribe at: http://www.spaceviews.com/.  For information, write info@spaceviews.com.

TELE-satellite
Located at http://www.tele-satellite.com.
 
 

NEWSGROUPS CONCERNING REMOTE SENSING AND ALLIED FIELDS

These newsgroups frequently include postings and FAQs concerning remote sensing and GIS, techniques and issues.
 

alt.earth.system.science
alt.sys.intergraph
bit.listserv.uigis-l
bit.listserv.wx-talk
comp.ai.vision
comp.answers
comp.infosystems.gis
comp.graphics
comp.graphics.algorithms
comp.graphics.visualization
comp.soft-sys.khoros
info.grass.programmer
info.grass.user
news.answers
sci.answers
sci.environment
sci.geo.eos
sci.geo.geology
sci.geo.hydrology
sci.geo.meteorology
sci.geo.oceanography
sci.geo.petroleum
sci.geo.satellite-nav
sci.image.processing
sci.space.news
sci.space.policy


ONLINE GUIDES TO REMOTE SENSING AND GIS INFORMATION ON THE WWW

The following  online guides track remote sensing, GIS and related sources available on the World Wide Web. No one of them is truly comprehensive, and each is updated according to its own idiosyncratic schedule. The only way to stay current with the changes is to explore them for yourself.
 

http://www.american.edu/radiowave
http://www.geog.nottingham.ac.uk/~mather/useful/organisations.html
http://www.geo.ucalgary.ca/VL-EarthSciences.html
http://www.mth.uea.ac.uk/ocean/vl/
http://www.frw.ruu.nl/nicegeo.html
http://info.er.usgs.gov/data/index.html
http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/index.html
http://www.fgdc.gov/FGDP/title.html
http://info.man.ac.uk/geog/rs
ftp://ftp.census.gov/pub/geo/gis-faq.html
http://www.vtt.fi/aut/rs/
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/HPDOCS/ptg.html
http://www.coe.org
http://www.indiana.edu/~climate/336/rsdata.html
http://treasurenet.com/links/remote.html
http://southport.jpl.nasa.gov/links/links.html
http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://www.geo.ucalgary.ca/VL-EarthSciences.html
http://www.amerisar.org/rs.htm
http://polestar.mps.ohio-state.edu/~liu/remotesensing.html
http://www.milenium.com/~npineda/launik/launik3.html
http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/locations/umd/cart/satellite.html
http://www.inweh.unu.edu/unuinweh/Mapdatabase/WWW%20sites%20about%20GIS_1.html
http://www.aber.ac.uk/~ieswww/geores/earthsci.html
GLOSSARIES AND ACRONYM LISTS

Acronyms, Military and Space
Located at http://www.usna.edu/MISLO/acronym.html

CCRS’s extensive glossary
Located at http://www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/ccrs/eduref/ref/glosndxe.html.

California, University of -- Berkeley Library Web
Dictionary of abbreviations and acronyms encountered in geographic information systems, cartography and remote sensing. The site is located at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/abbrev.html.

NASA's Human Space Flight Acronym Search
Located at http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/acronyms/.

Space and Electronic Warefare Lexicon
Contains acronyms, abbreviations and terms relating to the military, space & electronic combat, electronic warfare, command & control, weaponry, general warfare, information warfare, special warfare, non-lethal weapons  computers, the Internet, emerging technology, and related topics.

Teachers' Resources on Satellites
Links to North American, European, and Asian satellite image sites. Useful because it gets everything together in one place, contains background information about the platforms, products, and formats.  From Sapce Today.
 
 

SPECIALIZED SEARCH ENGINES

Information Exchange for the Earth Observation Community (INFEO) - European Wide Service Exchange - (EWSE)
This site is in part a specialized search engine that includes a catalogue search, geographic search and news and related information.

Geo-environmental Search Engine
A specialized search engine for the Geo-environmental Professional.  With close to 30,000 links in the following areas:  environmental, geotechnical, hydrogeology, mining, geology, and petroleum.  Located at http://www.geoindex.com.



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