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University of Zurich - Department of Geography - Remote Sensing Laboratories

Organisation References
 Full Name University of Zurich - Department of Geography - Remote Sensing Laboratories
 Country Switzerland
 Type of organisation Research Organisation
 Address Remote Sensing Laboratories
Department of Geography
University of Zurich - Irchel
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
 Web Site
 Organisation Description The Remote Sensing Division of the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich is engaged in practically all aspects of modern geographical data handling by integrating remote sensing with GIS, DEM, Computer Graphics, as well as basic research such as geometric and radiometric sensor calibration, simulation and modeling techniques.
The main research and application activities are being carried through the following four laboratories:
  • Radar remote sensing
  • Landscape visualization
  • Spectroscopy
  • Land cover mapping and monitoring.

Main emphasis has always been placed on the multitemporal aspects, on monitoring seasonal and long-term changes, combining remote sensing with auxillary data sources.

The division is also involved into remote sensing technology transfer to third world countries and is assisting in the related teaching courses in methodology development for environmental studies.

In addition to teaching and research activities, RSL is part of the Swiss National Point of Contact (NPOC), the national information, distribution and archive center for satellite images. The duties of the NPOC are carried out in close cooperation with the Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo).

 Number of Projects 3
 Projects TROPICAL MAPPING : Product Development for mapping and monitoring of Land Cover dynami...
POWERS : Pre-Operational Water and Environmental Regional Service
MOBILE : Areal Data supply for Mobile Network Planning
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