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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby kalithepianist » April 1st, 2012, 12:13 pm

Did anyone have this event at Nationals last year? If so, how was the test? How was it set up, did it follow the event rule sheet, etc.?
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby chalker » April 1st, 2012, 12:45 pm

Did anyone have this event at Nationals last year? If so, how was the test? How was it set up, did it follow the event rule sheet, etc.?
You can be assured that ALL events at Nationals follow the rules, particularly since in general the people that write the rules are the National Supervisors.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby haverstall » April 1st, 2012, 2:19 pm

Did anyone have this event at Nationals last year? If so, how was the test? How was it set up, did it follow the event rule sheet, etc.?
To reiterate what Chalker said, yes, the test follows the rules. I would have thrown a fit if it didn't.

The test was great, I thought (Disclaimer: I got 6th last year.). It was mostly imagery, with one or two sections of basic MC questions, but it covered everything about RS, and I appreciate a test like that. What threw me were the questions on sensors that I really did not study, but thankfully had some information on my note sheet. You should see if your coach has a CD containing the Nats test from last year if you really want to examine it yourself. It's also available on the Soinc Store here.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby kalithepianist » April 1st, 2012, 3:21 pm

I'll probably get that CD - thanks for telling me about it! :]
Was the imagery questions essentially identification? i.e. what does X part of this picture represent, what causes it, etc.?
My state's exam didn't follow the rules at all, so that's why I asked. xD
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Postby Wadhk » April 5th, 2012, 1:35 pm

Has anyone see any digital image processing questions on the tests?
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Postby The Eviscerator » April 16th, 2012, 4:57 pm

Did anyone have this event at Nationals last year? If so, how was the test? How was it set up, did it follow the event rule sheet, etc.?
To reiterate what Chalker said, yes, the test follows the rules. I would have thrown a fit if it didn't.

The test was great, I thought (Disclaimer: I got 6th last year.). It was mostly imagery, with one or two sections of basic MC questions, but it covered everything about RS, and I appreciate a test like that. What threw me were the questions on sensors that I really did not study, but thankfully had some information on my note sheet. You should see if your coach has a CD containing the Nats test from last year if you really want to examine it yourself. It's also available on the Soinc Store here.
I also did Remote Sensing at Nationals last year; the test is very well written, it entirely follows the rules. It was run simply as a sit down test, although it could be broken up into stations. It has some basics, but mostly application.
Has anyone see any digital image processing questions on the tests?
No. Could you post what type of digital image processing questions you have come across?
I'll probably get that CD - thanks for telling me about it! :]
Was the imagery questions essentially identification? i.e. what does X part of this picture represent, what causes it, etc.?
My state's exam didn't follow the rules at all, so that's why I asked. xD
Yes; the imagery questions are pretty much identification as you so defined, although there are questions that get more complicated.

Now a question of my own:
Just out of curiosity, what particular satellites and sensors have come up on the tests that you guys have taken so far?

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby haverstall » April 16th, 2012, 6:22 pm

Now a question of my own:
Just out of curiosity, what particular satellites and sensors have come up on the tests that you guys have taken so far?
For satellites and sensors, basically all I've seen are normal questions on LandSat and the A-Train. On my states test, there was a question about OCO that threw me for a loop (specifically the sensors on there) and didn't really know the answers to those. Besides that, a pretty regular season of RS tests.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Seracon » April 16th, 2012, 7:28 pm

Has anyone see any digital image processing questions on the tests?
Actually, on my States test (I'm partners with Haverstall), there was a question:
Which of the following processes is used to reduce noise in an image?
A. Eastman
B. Mie
C. Fourier
D. Hotelling
Of course, we had no idea what it was and guessed Fourier because the other ones sounded bogus. I doubt these types of questions will appear of the Nats test though...Our State test still had Forestry stuff on it.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby greywolfst1 » May 7th, 2012, 6:29 am

The 2012 Nebraska State Remote Sensing test with key is now posted.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby haverstall » May 20th, 2012, 6:43 pm

So, if any of you enjoy reading news on Remote Sensing (I do for some reason), this article was on CNN. Interesting stuff. Although, I am surprised nothing is mentioned of EO-1 (Yes, it is old, but the ALI is better compared to the ETM+ on Landsat 7).

Oh the topics I could write about for a RS test in the future.
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