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An extract from my eBook: “Chapter 4: Two things that gives remote sensing a bad name”

Here is an extract from my recent eBook, Thirteen Short Chapters on Remote Sensing.  It is the first part of “Chapter 4: Two things that can give remote sensing a bad name”.  I thought it contentious enough to post as a blog entry to generate a bit of discussion.   It also links back to previous … Continue reading

How high is an Earth observing satellite? (infographic)

I just created this infographic to help my students get a handle on the scales involved when dealing with Earth observation satellites, as well as linking this to the structure of the atmosphere. It’s different from the usual structure of the atmosphere diagrams as it’s focused on Earth observation, and since it is a scalable … Continue reading

Phones in the forests

Imagine this: A rural village on the outskirts of Mkuwazi forest reserve in Northern Malawi. A woman, stops, takes out a smart phone, starts up an app, takes a picture of a tree, then walks on and continues her business. A short while later she takes another photo, then another. Each time she uses the … Continue reading

Jambula!

– Jambula, verb, the Chichewa word meaning to record on film or cassette [1]. Do I have the right to capture your image on film? In the UK, in a public place I have the right to take the photograph, but I don’t necessarily have the right to publish the image.  I can’t use it to promote … Continue reading

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