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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby QPkid » January 8th, 2012, 3:05 pm

Hey i was wondering if there are any websites that might help me study being that i was kinda thrown in this event.
I found this website, http://www.ebsinstitute.com/rs.ebs.html, that is also a pretty good introduction to remote sensing. It may be a bit elementary, but I thought the activities helped me understand satellite images better, especially since this is my first year in Remote Sensing too.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby cngu23 » January 8th, 2012, 5:31 pm

Hey i was wondering if there are any websites that might help me study being that i was kinda thrown in this event.
I found this website, http://www.ebsinstitute.com/rs.ebs.html, that is also a pretty good introduction to remote sensing. It may be a bit elementary, but I thought the activities helped me understand satellite images better, especially since this is my first year in Remote Sensing too.
That site can be helpful for starting to interpret satellite images. However, from my experience, satellite images make up around 20-30% of the tests. You should later try the NASA website and research the major satellites and satellite programs.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby QPkid » January 11th, 2012, 2:34 pm


That site can be helpful for starting to interpret satellite images. However, from my experience, satellite images make up around 20-30% of the tests. You should later try the NASA website and research the major satellites and satellite programs.
Wow only 20-30%? I thought almost the entire test was looking at images. That really helps with the direction of my studying, thanks! :D
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby cngu23 » January 11th, 2012, 3:43 pm

It may vary. Last year in regionals, my test was around 30% questions on atmosphere composition and effects of global climate change, and around 50% was defining terms related to remote sensing.
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Postby haverstall » January 11th, 2012, 5:38 pm


That site can be helpful for starting to interpret satellite images. However, from my experience, satellite images make up around 20-30% of the tests. You should later try the NASA website and research the major satellites and satellite programs.
Wow only 20-30%? I thought almost the entire test was looking at images. That really helps with the direction of my studying, thanks! :D
From my experience, there's about 3-4 pictures with around 5-6 questions. But, usually, my partner and I split up, so that one does imagery and the other does the other problems (like terms, physics problems), because we consider it to be a vital section. I would say while it may not seem like a big part of RS, definitely work on it. If I recall correctly, the Nationals test last year had a lot of imagery.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby OldSpice » January 16th, 2012, 9:29 am


That site can be helpful for starting to interpret satellite images. However, from my experience, satellite images make up around 20-30% of the tests. You should later try the NASA website and research the major satellites and satellite programs.
Wow only 20-30%? I thought almost the entire test was looking at images. That really helps with the direction of my studying, thanks! :D
From my experience, there's about 3-4 pictures with around 5-6 questions. But, usually, my partner and I split up, so that one does imagery and the other does the other problems (like terms, physics problems), because we consider it to be a vital section. I would say while it may not seem like a big part of RS, definitely work on it. If I recall correctly, the Nationals test last year had a lot of imagery.
I've done remote sensing at 3 tournaments and I've seen huge variances at all three.
Athens last year was about 30% image analysis and the rest split between questions on the environment and physics problems.
My regional last year had zero image analysis and it was about 80% questions on the environment.
I didn't do it at states last year and I don't remember what my teammate said about that.
And then two days ago at Athens, the test was 90% image analysis and the only other questions were to define acronyms.

has anyone else seen that much variation between tests?
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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » January 16th, 2012, 10:38 am

And then two days ago at Athens, the test was 90% image analysis and the only other questions were to define acronyms.
I wouldn't agree with you completely there... they did have some questions on the environment and hydrosphere that was relevant to each of the individual questions. However, I will agree with you that it was mostly image analysis: probably 75% images, 15% hydrosphere, and 10% acronyms. Personally, I think this is about what it should be, perhaps more like 60% analysis, 30% hydrosphere, and 10% acronyms.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby hexagonaria » January 16th, 2012, 11:05 am

exactly what kind of things do they ask about the images? I've heard about finding the area of features, but that can't be everything.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby haverstall » January 16th, 2012, 11:43 am

They might tell you to compare two images and ask what happened. Or tell you to identify a specific thing on the image, such as "what does the brown spot indicate?"
They might also ask what type of "color" is the picture (false, true, panchromatic...)

It really differs, I would suggest going to the test exchange to find some more example questions.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby OldSpice » January 16th, 2012, 8:47 pm

And then two days ago at Athens, the test was 90% image analysis and the only other questions were to define acronyms.
I wouldn't agree with you completely there... they did have some questions on the environment and hydrosphere that was relevant to each of the individual questions. However, I will agree with you that it was mostly image analysis: probably 75% images, 15% hydrosphere, and 10% acronyms. Personally, I think this is about what it should be, perhaps more like 60% analysis, 30% hydrosphere, and 10% acronyms.
Eh, you're probably right, that whole day is kind of hazy to me anyways.
Also, I agree, that test was actually pretty enjoyable. Mostly because I love image analysis haha
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