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University/industry collaboration in remote sensing educationA graduate level course covering the development and structure of geographical information systems and the acquisition and processing of LANDSAT data for input to these systems is described. A portion of the course was devoted to hands-on classification of LANDSAT digital tapes utilizing both university and private industry processing systems. This industry/university collaboration was extremely successful and resulted in a high quality course. It gave the students an excellent experience in working in a real-world client/consultant relationship undertaken to accomplish a specific task. There were two key factors in the success of the collaboration. First, there was a very careful product definition and advance meetings between the University faculty and the company personnel to be involved. Second, the students were not taken into the industrial facility until late in the course, after they had a reasonable knowledge of the physical bases of remote sensing, the concept of spectral signatures, and the fundamentals of pattern analysis.
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Conference Paper
Ragan, R. M. (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Royal, J. A. (GE Lanham, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
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Publication: Purdue Univ. CORSE-81: The 1981 Conf. on Remote Sensing Educ.
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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