Remote Sensing

Landsat 8 carries two push-broom instruments: the Operational Land Imager (OLI), and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) “Push-broom” refers to the one-way motion of the sensor, as opposed to a back-and-forth motion.
The aerial photographs date as far back as the 1940's for the United States and its territories. Availability of specific coverage, film type, and acquisition dates vary from agency to agency.
Color-infrared (CIR) aerial photography - often called false color photography because it renders the scene in other than the normal colors seen by the human eye - is widely used for interpretation of natural resources.
A dot per inch (dpi) and pixel per inch (ppi) is a measure of the sharpness on a display screen or printed image. The dot pitch determines the absolute limit of the possible dots per inch or pixel per inch.
Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC-off data refers to all Landsat 7 images collected after May 31, 2003, when the Scan Line Corrector (SLC) failed.
The Landsat Program is a series of Earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is a technology similar to RADAR that can be used to create high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) with vertical accuracy as good as 10 cm.
The National High Altitude Photography (NHAP) program was initiated in 1980 and coordinated by the U.S.
Remote sensing is the process of detecting and monitoring the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance from the targeted area.