Interpreting Remote Sensing Imagery: Human Factors, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Interpreting Remote Sensing Imagery

Human Factors, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert R. Hoffman, Arthur B. Markman

CRC Press

304 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781566704137
pub: 2001-02-26
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No matter how advanced the technology, there is always the human factor involved - the power behind the technology. Interpreting Remote Sensing Imagery: Human Factors draws together leading psychologists, remote sensing scientists, and government and industry scientists to consider the factors involved in expertise and perceptual skill.

This book covers the cognitive issues of learning, perception, and expertise, the applied issues of display design, interface design, software design, and mental workload issues, and the practitioner's issues of workstation design, human performance, and training. It tackles the intangibles of data interpretation, based on information from experts who do the job. You will learn:

Information and perception

What do experts perceive in remote sensing and cartographic displays?

Reasoning and perception

How do experts "see through" the data display to understand its meaning and significance?

Human-computer interaction

How do experts work with their displays and what happens when the "fiddle" with them?

Learning and training

What are the milestones in training development from novice to expert image interpreter?

Interpreting Remote Sensing Imagery: Human Factors breaks down the mystery of what experts do when they interpret data, how they learn, and what individual factors speed or impede training. Even more importantly, it gives you the tools to train efficiently and understand how the human factor impacts data interpretation.

Table of Contents


Overview, R.R. Hoffman and A.B. Markman

Angels of Regard: Psychology Meets Technology in the Perception and Interpretation of Non-literal Imagery, R.R. Hoffman and A.B. Markman

The Communication of Topographic Perspectives and Forms

Human Factors in the Interpretation of Physiology by Symbolic and Numerical Representations within an Expert System, D.P. Argialas and G. Ch. Miliaresis

Scenes into Numbers: Facing the Subjective in Landform Quantification, R.J. Pike

Seeing the Invisible

On the Psychophysics of Night Vision Goggles, W.R. Uttal and R.W. Gibb

Human Perception of Sensor-Fused Imagery, E.A. Essock

Seeing the Dynamics

Components of Expertise in the Perception and Interpretation of Meteorlogical Charts, R.L. Lowe

The Role of Remote Sensing Displays in Planetary Atmospheric Research, A.D. Del Genio

The Skilled Interpretation of Weather Satellite Images: Learning to See Patterns and Not Just Cues, H.M. Mogil

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems