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Campbell, J.B., 1987. Introduction to Remote Sensing, The Guilford Press.

Gonzalez, R.C., P. Wintz, 1987. Digital Image Processing. 2nd Ed., Addison-Wesley, Reading:MA.

Lillesand, T.M. and Kiefer, R.W., 1987, Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, Sec. Ed., John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: Toronto.

Emphasis on aerial photography, photogrammetry, photo interpretation, non-photographic sensing systems and their image interpretation, and introduction to digital image processing.

Staenz, K., 1992. A decade of imaging spectrometry in Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 18(4):187-197.

Lists most of the imaging spectrometers developed worldwide. Sensor calibration and various applications.

Pratt, W., 1991. Digital Image Processing. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: Toronto.


Further Readings

Asrar G., ed. 1989, Theory and Applications of Optical Remote Sensing, John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

A selection of most important fields of optical remote sensing ranging from the physical basis of energy-meter interaction, vegetation canopy modelling, atmospheric effects reduction, applications to forest, agriculture, coastal wetland, geology, snow and ice, climatology and meteorology, and ecosystem. Its emphasis is on the application of remote sensing to understanding land-surface processes globally.

Jensen, J.R., 1986, Digital Image Processing, an Introductionary Perspective. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

A good introduction book on digital image analysis concepts and procedures. A show how type of book. Easy for beginners. Typical topics covered include image statistics , image enhancement in spatial domain, geometric correction, classification, change detection. Completely related to a remote sensing context.

Richards, J.A., 1986, Digital Image Processing, Springer-Verlag: New York.

A good introduction book. More mathematical than Jensen's book. Some additional materials in comparison to Jensen's book include an entire chapter on Fourier Transform. Relationships among some basic image enhancement and image classification algorithms.