Thursday, June 29, 2017

Resources

Software

We will be using ArcGIS and Erdas IMAGINE during the course. You can obtain trail versions of this software; alternatively your university may already have a license. To our knowledge, the software works on Macintosh computers if Windows is running on the computer; also the software should work with Windows 7. If you have a problem installing the software, please contact the respective vendors.

ArcGIS

  • To find out if your university has an ArcGIS license or if you have any other issues with the trial version find your representative

Erdas IMAGINE

  • You can get a 30 day trial version of IMAGINE (Advantage or Professional)
  • You can contact Diane Geheber with any licensing issues (this happens more often with Erdas). She can also tell you if your university has a license for IMAGINE.

Diane E. Geheber
Direct: 225-343-3905
Fax: 225-387-8750
Toll free: 1-866-282-4325
TeamHEAK@erdas.com

Getting Started: GIS Tutorial

Prior to class, and particularly if you have not been exposed to GIS before, we ask that you complete a GIS tutorial so you become with some of the basic concepts and software tools. Please complete Getting Started with GIS class (all three modules).

Spatial Data Sources: A Sample of Sites of Interest

Key Places to Begin: contain both satellite images and other spatially explicit data

Earth Explorer or new Earth Explorer
GIS Data Map Studio
Global Land Cover Facility
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center
National Geospatial Program
National Map Seamless Server
USGS Global Visualization Viewer

Specific Raw Satellite Images:

ALOS PALSAR
LPDACC MODIS and ASTER data
RADARSAT
SeaWiFS
Spot Image, French SPOT Satellite Images
Quickbird/Worldview

Other Resources:

• Earth Observatory – Blue Marble
Landsat Program Info
NASA
• NASA Earth Observatory
National Spatial Data Infrastructure
Visible Earth

Spatially explicit datasets/information:

Cartographic Boundary Files – U.S. Census Bureau
FAO
Geospatial One Stop
GIS Data Depot
GIS Resources at IUB
Global Land Project
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change
TIGER/Line Shapefiles – U.S. Census Bureau
UNEP/GRID
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Geospatial Data Inventory
• USDA Geospatial Data Gateway
The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)

Digital Elevation Models:

ASTER Generated DEM
Hydrosheds
Shuttle Radar topo/DEM data
• Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED)
• Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Water Body Dataset

Regionally Specific Datasets:

Brazil spatial and tabular data
Indiana Geological Survey
INPE (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brasil)

GIS/RS Software

ArcGIS
ENVI
ERDAS IMAGINE/ER Mapper
Google Earth, free GIS software
GPS TrackMaker
GRASS
IDRISI
MapWindow Open Source GIS
Multispec (Purdue/LARS)
• NASA World Wind
Open Source GIS
PCI Geomatics
SPRING GIS Software