To bring my major passion "golf" into this picture I will add some links and have section dedicated to GIS and Golf Course Design...and related topics. This will be bringing in the field of Landscape Architechture, 3D simulations, GIS, and GPS.

So for now...I'll tee it up!
Au Revoir Gopher

Planning a Golf Course - Power Point Slides by Kevin Mellot (Montana Tech)
Xtra-Spatial Productions, LLC very cool work by Mr. Zack
3DNature - another cool shop constructiong digital renditions of various landscapes


Stellar Maps

The following is a link to stellar maps of planets and stars by JPL. This will also be on the sidebar


Solar System Simulator


Gigawatts and Fluxcapacitors

One special area of remote sensing is that of Archaeology and the use of magnetometers and sensors to measure resistivity. These devices help archaeologists located buried building foundations, artifacts, and different kinds of historical cultural matter. I will have more on this, since I am not an archaeologist (although I would like to be). For now here are a couple of links and will also be on the right.

Tremaine & Associates

Barrington Instruments

Notre Dame Archaeology Field School and they use TNTMips Lite (for those of you in my remote sesning class!)

GeoScan Research


Bait the Trap for RAT

I have added a link under Free software for RADAR image processing called RAT (RADAR Tools ~2.5 Mb). Download the binary zip file. It is developed by the Berlin University of Technology. It does require IDL Virtual Machine (~180 Mb download). IDL stands for Interactive Data Language, developed by RSI. There is a link for this too. Also, download the sample data.

Both of these are cross-platform, so if you are not a Window's user, then choose your OS flavor.

1. Install the IDL Virtual Machine...you don't have to install the full IDL
2. Unzip and follow directions for the install of RAT. See website above for Windows install details.
3. Download and unzip sample data (3).
4. Check help and on-line help for additional information about functions, algorithms, etc.

Now, go catch that RAT!