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ERIC Number: EJ783219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Detecting Landscape Change: The View from Above
Porter, Jess
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n3 p45-49 Jan 2008
This article will demonstrate an approach for discovering and assessing local landscape change through the use of remotely sensed images. A brief introduction to remotely sensed imagery is followed by a discussion of relevant ways to introduce this technology into the college science classroom. The Map Detective activity demonstrates the integration of remotely sensed imagery into introductory-level geography courses by illuminating elements of human and physical landscape change via analysis of a series of historical aerial photographs. (Contains 4 figures and 11 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A