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Introduction to Remote Sensing [Paperback]

James B. Campbell
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9 May 2002
Now in its revised and updated third edition, this comprehensive introductory text presents a timely overview of the most widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land-use analysis. This edition features new coverage of lidar technology, radar interferometry, and the present generation of satellite sensors, as well as other topics of current significance. Integrating knowledge from the many fields that contribute to remote sensing, the text is richly illustrated with 28 colour plates and more than 380 black-and-white images and figures.


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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd; 3Rev Ed edition (9 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415282942
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415282949
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 17.4 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,313,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""Introduction to Remote Sensing, 2nd Edition," covers image acquisition, analysis, and applications at a level suitable for the upper level undergraduate student. With some additional material added by the instructor, it can also serve as the basis for a graduate level course. Included in the book are numerous sources of remote sensing data (phone numbers, Internet addresses, and world wide web addresses). "This textbook provides an excellent foundation in the physics of remote sensing and accomplishes this without resorting to advanced mathematics, making this book especially useful in an introductory courses. "The author has an excellent writing styles and the text is very easy to read. His wide experience in the diverse topics involved in remote sending is very evident in his excellent summary of the status of applied remote sensing in each discipline of the Earth sciences. This textbook is unique in that it focuses on analysis and applications, covering all the earth sciences (plant sciences, geosciences, hydrologic sciences, land use, and global biogeochemical processes). It also includes several topics not usually found in remote sensing textbooks: preprocessing, image classification, field data, accuracy assessment, and timely topics such as hyperspectral remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS)." --David E. Pitts, D.Engr, Adjunct Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Houston-Clear Lake "The much-anticipated second edition of James Campbell's text" Introduction to Remote Sensing" is, by every measure, a winner. Instructors will find the book to be comprehensive, well illustrated, and up-to-date. Students will find it good reading, and will profit from the review questions provided at the end of every chapter, as well as the real-world case studies (e.g., the Corn Blight Watch) and exercises (e.g. taking your own infrared and stereo photographs) scattered throughout the volume. Campbell provides an excelle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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James B.Campbell, is Professor of Geography at Virginia Tech, where he teaches remote sensing, quantitative methods and geomorphology.  He has worked closely with students and faculty in related fields such as forestry, geology, agronomy, environmental sciences and planning.  Since 1997 he has served as codirector of Virginia Tech's centre for Environmental Analysis of Remote Sensing (CEARS).  The author of numerous technical articles and several books, Dr. Campbell received the Outstanding Service Award of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing in 1994 and its fellow award in 1996.  In 1997 the received the Outstanding Service Medal awarded by the Remote Sensing Speciality Group of the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Campbell's research has been sponsored by numerous academic, governmental, and private organisations, including NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the United States Geological Survey. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Introduction to Remote Sensing" by James Campbell covers Remote Sensing, past and present, from one end of the spectrum to the other. Head of the Geography Department at Virginia Tech, his book shows all of the new technology and image processing required for todays sensors. It has excellent illustrations and charts to get the point across easily for a very difficult subject. Complete and up to date, Campbell discusses the new wave of remote sensing, image classification, plant sciences, earth sciences, gps, hyperspectral data, the history of satellites, radiation and cartography. And most of all, how to apply it accurately.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excelent introduction 30 April 1999
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Format:Hardcover
This book illustrates the authors vast and broad knowlegde on the subject. Even though the level of detail sometimes is high, it never obscures the issue. The book is easy to read, and interesting for anyone who want to learn (more) about Remote Sensing. Also it works very well as a solid foundation for anyone with interest in the expanding field of GIS. The paperback itself is of very high quality, unlike so many other books who just dissolves in your hands. My personal opinion is that it could be more mathematical, but I know I am a minority. This book is highly recommended to University-courses on both this subject an GIS.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good introductory text 2 Jan 2014
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Served its purposes for providing the facts. Very good value for money. Not disappointed with its content. Updated version is available.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A complete giude to Remote Sensing Practices and Techniques 23 Aug 1999
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Format:Hardcover
"Introduction to Remote Sensing" by James Campbell covers Remote Sensing, past and present, from one end of the spectrum to the other. Head of the Geography Department at Virginia Tech, his book shows all of the new technology and image processing required for todays sensors. It has excellent illustrations and charts to get the point across easily for a very difficult subject. Complete and up to date, Campbell discusses the new wave of remote sensing, image classification, plant sciences, earth sciences, gps, hyperspectral data, the history of satellites, radiation and cartography. And most of all, how to apply it accurately.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very gooooooodddd!!!!! 15 Mar 2010
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Thank you for this wonderful book. It is great and I can make a use out of it in my remote sensing class. Good job!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars I wonder? 7 Dec 2004
By Göksel TÜRK - Published on Amazon.com
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There is a reference to my GT-INDEX in 2nd edition, at chap. 13/Accuracy assessment. However, my GT-Index is not a so-called chance corrected accuracy index. It is the first and only index for measuring the identifying power of classifier. GT-Index is an estimate of the CONDITIONAL PROBABILITY of CORRECT CLASSIFICATION for a given Ground Truth category by RS classifier.

I critized the use of so-called "chance corrected accuracy indices" such as Kappa, Tau etc. by 2 letters to editors in 2002 (PE&RS, Feb. 2002 and RSE, Sep. 2002).

I did not have a chance to see it the 3rd yet. I wonder how this

issues and my GT-INDEX are handled in this edition.

If these issues are not considered I will give only 3 stars, but a correct discussion of them will surely make 5 stars. So, my staring is tentative.

Göksel TÜRK

Özler Sitesi AB Blok D:1,

Isparta, TURKEY
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