Remote Sensing & Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Here you will find links to pages explaining Remote Sensing and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) concepts.

New GIS field guide from MapAction (Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping)

MapAction has published the first edition of its Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping. The guide, which is downloadable free, will help aid organisations to use geospatial tools and methods in their work in emergencies. There are tutorials for Google Earth and open-source GIS software.

Investigation Focus at Mexico's Aztec-Period Calixtlahuaca Site De-emphasizes Temples and Tombs

A Cost-Effective Approach to GPS/GIS Integration for Archaeological Surveying

By Brian Tomaszewski, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, the Pennsylvania State University

Overview of Global Positioning Systems

An excellent overview of Global Positioning Systems courtesy of Peter H. Dana. Developed in 1995, these materials form part of the larger project, The Geographer's Craft (Department of Geography, The University of Colorado at Boulder).

NASA's Remote Sensing Tutorial

A tutorial about Remote Sensing by Dr. Nicholas M. Short, Sr. of Nasa. On the Table of Contents page you will find a handy search engine.

This Remote Sensing Tutorial will help you understand what you can learn from sensors on spacecraft that look inward at the Earth and outward at the planets, the galaxies and, going back in time, the cosmos.