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Image Classification
In this exercise from SERC's Starting Point, students get experience with image classification. Images are an increasingly important source of information about land cover and land use over time because comparisons of historic and current images can provide an estimate of change in the landscape.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Lab activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Tools:
    • Software
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Hydrology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-632
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr Cathy Manduca
Carleton College

Author: Dr Paul Cote
Graduate School of Design
Harvard University

Contributor: Dr Brian C. Welch
St. Olaf College