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Mud, Mosquitos, and More Mud: The Remote Sensing Group’s 2012 Field Season

Though somewhat bittersweet, our crews are very excited to report a successful end to the 2012 field campaign.  Our team lead, Sande Dalton, reminisces fondly about the sunny days hiking through Alberta’s northern boreal forest and nights of camping at beautiful Christina Lake. Other crew members included Chun Hua Zhang, Riley Iwamoto, and Lauren Peters.  [...]

Remote Sensing Group Completes New Wall-to-Wall Land Cover Map

After months of hard work, the ABMI Remote Sensing Group is very pleased to announce the completion and release of the ABMI Wall-to-wall Land Cover Map version 2.1!  A long-awaited data product, the spatially exhaustive polygon vector layer represents land cover across Alberta circa 2000, uses 11 land cover classes, and contains roughly one million, [...]

Newest Member in the Family – the senseFly swinglet CAM Unmanned Areal Vehicle (UAV)

While remote sensing is presently an activity that we think of as taking place primarily on large aircraft or spacecraft, recent happenings in The Foothills Facility for Remote Sensing and GIScience (F^3GISci; home of the ABMI Remote Sensing Group) offers a glimpse into the discipline’s future.