Earth Observation: Data, Processing and Applications is an Australian Earth Observation (EO) community undertaking to describe EO data, processing and applications in an Australian context and includes a wide range of local case studies to demonstrate Australia’s increasing usage of EO data.

This series will be published across three volumes and aims to consolidate EO teaching resources in Australia and encourage a greater number of tertiary courses involving EO in Australia.

  1. Volume 1: Data
  2. Volume 2: Processing
  3. Volume 3: Applications

The publication of this work has been jointly sponsored by the following organisations:

  • Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI)
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Geoscience Australia (GA)
  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC).

Volume 1: DATA

Volume 1 is available to download as four PDF files:

  • Volume 1 Introduction provides an overview of this volume (updated April 2018).
  • Volume 1A: Basics and Acquisition introduces the scientific foundations of EO and describes the basics of data acquisition in terms of energy sources, platforms and sensors (updated April 2018).
  • Volume 1B: Image Interpretation details image characteristics, EMR interactions, and image interpretation and usage (updated April 2018).
  • Volume 1X: Appendices collates relevant data sources and provide further information on photographic products and reflectance measurement (updated April 2018).
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VOLUME 2: PROCESSING

 Volume 2 will comprise six sub-volumes. These describe various options involved with image representation, analysis, transformation, integration and modelling, including details of relevant algorithms, with emphasis on their underlying mathematical and statistical principles. The following pdf files for Volume 2 are currently available:

  • Volume 2 Introduction provides an overview of this volume (released April 2018).
  • Volume 2A: Basic Image Operations introduces EO image formats and details basic processing operations (updated April 2018).
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