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     * Imagery
         1. What are basic classes of imagery, and their sources?
               o Geostationary Weather Satellites (Meteosat, GOES)
               o Earth Observation Imagery
                    # Colour
                    # Resolution
                    # Types of Imagery
                    # 3-dimensional Imagery
               o Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
                    # What is SAR
                    # What are the main SAR platforms?
                    # What distinguishes SAR from hi-res optical imagery?
                    # What are SAR images good for?
                    # What is the meaning of colour in a SAR image?
               o Others (silly classification - someone suggest a better
                 one)!
                    # Radar Altimetry
                      (avoiding listing them until I/someone has
                      something to say)!
               o - What about the military? _("If I knew I couldn't say;
                 if they told me I wouldn't believe them" :-)_
                    # Didn't President Clinton declassify some
                      intelligence imagery?
         2. Russian Imagery
               o What about Russian Satellite Imagery?
               o What are the characteristics of the KOSMOS satellite
                 systems?
               o What are the characteristics of the RESURS satellite
                 system?
               o What are the characteristics of the Okean?
               o What about all of the problems concerning Russian
                 sources?
               o Can the film sources be provided in digital form?
               o How can I purchase Russian Imagery?
               o Are the Russian planning any future commercial satellite
                 systems?
         3. What are the main Earth Observation Satellites and Sensors
         4. Where can I get such-and-such imagery?
         5. What datasets are available on CDROM
         6. How do I access the imagery catalogues?
               o CEOS IDN
               o Cintex & clients
         7. Whole-World Images
               o Why create whole-world images?
               o How do they create whole-world images?
               o Why AVHRR? Why not, say, Landsat?
               o How do they get rid of the cloud?
               o Further reading
         8. odds'n'sods
               o But isn't the Great Wall of China the only manmade
                 feature visible from space? _Hmmm... Doesn't this
                 originate with moon landings, and the naked eye?_
               o Why do the weather forecasters always get it wrong?
                 _What can I say? See an intro to chaos (I don't suppose
                 the fractals FAQ would be any use as a reference here?)_
     * General Questions
         1. What are the main National and International Remote Sensing
            programmes around the world?
         2. Where can I read about Government policies in Remote Sensing
         3. Where can I find information on RS and the Environment?
         4. Can satellite imagery be used to watch newsworthy events?
         5. Jobs and Services
               o Where can I advertise or look for a job in remote
                 sensing?
               o Where can I advertise or look for remote sensing and
                 related Services?
         6. Where can I get information on Geoscience Journals?
         7. Software (& hardware!)
               o Where can I find descriptions or reviews of software
                 packages? (other than the marketing hype)!
               o Is there a list of Software Vendors?
               o Where can I find information on Software Packages?
               o What software is available in the Public Domain?
               o What kit do I need to receive satellite imagery on my
                 PC?
         8. What are the Earth Observation Standards body?
               o Committee on Earth Observing Sensors (CEOS)
         9. Social & legal issues
               o How does copyright affect satellite images?
       

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