Earth Observation with Satellite Remote Sensing and ArcGIS Pro

Monday, October 21 , 8:00 AM - Noon
Location: TCEQ
Taught by:
Teresa Howard
Have you ever wanted to time travel? Learn how to generate your own time series using freely available satellite images from nearly anywhere on the planet. Students will learn about satellite image resources at USGS, NASA and the European Space Agency. Through hands on exercises, they will learn how to import, manipulate and analyze multispectral optical satellite data such as Landsat, Sentinel 2, MODIS, AWiFS, and other related data. Among the techniques covered are color balancing, vegetation, water and burn indices, and basic image classification. Students will take away sample datasets, step-by-step exercises and ready-to-use ModelBuilder and Python 3 script tools. This class includes hands-on practice in ArcGIS Pro.

Prerequisites: basic experience in GIS software. Previous experience in ArcGIS Pro is not required.

Instructor Bio(s)

Teresa Howard

headshot of instructor Teresa Howard Teresa Howard is a Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research. For nearly two decades, she conducted applied research that incorporates geospatial techniques (GIS, satellite and airborne remote sensing, GPS, and digital cartography) for emergency response, land and water resources monitoring, and land cover change detection. Currently, her focus is the introduction of remote sensing technologies to high school and university students through internships and guided research. Ms. Howard formerly served as adjunct professor in the department of Geographic Information Systems at Austin Community College, where she taught classes on Esri's ModelBuilder and Python scripting for GIS. Ms. Howard holds a Master of Applied Geography degree from Texas State University-San Marcos.