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Understanding Satellite Images

This is a suite of six units of work developed for progressive exploration of digital images and satellite data. The first three units provide an introduction to the fundamentals of manipulating digital images. In the latter three units students apply this foundation knowledge to process and analyse satellite images. The main vehicle for exploring images is the widely used programming language Python. A free educational programming environment (JES) is used which makes complex coding operations accessible. By the end of the six units it is hoped students will be able to use and write code to produce, process and analyse composite satellite images using visible colour, radar and infra-red data using JES.

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