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Issue 3: Research and Applications

Web-based Remote Sensing Applications and Java Tools for Environmental Monitoring

M. H. Tsou, L. Guo, and D. Stow

Abstract | Full Paper (PDF, 4.5 MB)

This paper introduces a web-based remote sensing application which can provide advanced image comparison and processing functions for natural habitat conservation and environmental monitoring. This project is one of several NASA Affiliated Research Center (ARC) projects being developed at San Diego State University in response to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) Focus Area program. This project utilized Java programming and commercial Internet Map Server technology to provide integrated web-based analytical capabilities to regional government agencies and park services.

A prototype website ( was established to demonstrate the on-line analytical functions and potential operational applications for environmental monitoring and habitat managers. The web-based prototype was tested and evaluated by several user groups, including park rangers, graduate students, and GIS professionals. Users' feedback indicated that the Java-based tools and Internet Map Servers can provide a flexible way to access both remote sensing data and geospatial analytical tools for environmental monitoring tasks.

M. H. Tsou, L. Guo, and D. Stow
Department of Geography
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4493
Tel: +1 619 594 0205

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Issue No. 3:
Remote Sensing of Earth
via Satellite

Winter 2003

General Editor Introduction

From the Guest Editors

Introduction to Remote Sensing

A Tutorial:
p. 1
, p. 2

Science for Society:
p. 1
, p. 2, p. 3

AmericaView Consortium

Remote Sensing Satellites:
p. 1
, p. 2

Online Resources

Research and Applications

Critical Perspectives

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