Notes for teachers and students

What is the target audience for this tutorial?

This tutorial on remote sensing technology and applications is designed primarily for late high school or early university students. Some previous exposure to science, mathematics and environmental studies is a definite advantage.

What are the features of the tutorial? How does it relate to the rest of the CCRS Web site?

The tutorial is structured as a course, with each section building on the concepts introduced in the previous sections and chapters. The numerous images and graphics, as well as interesting facts, help explain and illustrate difficult concepts. Each chapter also includes several questions and quizzes to test the reader's understanding of the subject matter. These quizzes may serve as excellent reviews of each chapter. Informative and sometimes humorous facts in the "Did You Know?" pages are designed to complement the associated section with anecdotes and examples of how remote sensing is used throughout the world.

Covering the material in the tutorial prepares the reader for visiting and appreciating the rest of the CCRS Web site, wherein technical and research articles on most remote sensing topics can be found. An extensive glossary of remote sensing terminology and other educational modules are also available and may be of interest to the student or teacher.

Is this tutorial available in other formats?

If you want to use a hard copy version of this tutorial, then download the fundamentals_e.pdf [PDF, 13.0 Mb, viewer] and print it in colour. It can be printed on either 8½" x 11" or A4 paper.