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Selected RS Books in LibCat

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Hyperspectral Remote Sensing - Michael Theodore Eismann
Call Number: G70.4 .E39 2012
ISBN: 0819487872
Publication Date: 2012-04-16

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Introductory Digital Image Processing - John R. Jensen
Call Number: G70.4 .J46 2005
ISBN: 9780132058407
Publication Date: 1995-08-25

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Remote Sensing of the Environment - John R. Jensen
Call Number: QE33.2.R4 J46 2007
ISBN: 0131889508
Publication Date: 2006-05-11

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Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis - J. A. Richards
ISBN: 9783540297116
Publication Date: 1999-06-11


Remote Sensing Software

Open Access Lab Computers

ESRI's ArcMap 10.2 is available on all OAL computers. Two stations are located in Map and GIS Library. 

Patron Laptop

One wireless-enabled Dell Mobile Precision M6600 Laptop is available for patron checkout for use within Map and GIS Collections and Services, 2nd floor, Sterling C. Evans Library. The laptop may be borrowed by TAMU faculty, students, and staff for four-hour periods and must be returned 15 minutes before closing, even if the four-hour checkout period has not expired.  The laptop is property of Map and GIS Collections and Services and was purchased in part with support from the Dan and Barbara Clinton ’52 Challenge Grant Endowment for Maps.

Applications available:

  • ArcGIS (ArcInfo) 10: ArcCatalog, Business Analyst U.S. Data
  • ArcGIS Explorer
  • Google Earth
  • GPS software compatible to our Garmin GPS units
  • Skype

Free ArcGIS Student 1-year license
Texas A&M faculty members and full-time staff may order multiple licenses of ArcGIS for their students. Texas A&M University has an ESRI campus-wide site license, and one of the benefits is that enrolled students may be eligible to obtain a free copy of the ArcGIS and Extensions Student Edition—One-Year Education Use Only (media and license). Students cannot request a copy, instead a faculty or full-time staff member must place the request for them. Read here for details to check if you are eligible and how to obtain a copy.
Note: It is not required to be a GIS instructor to request the software for students.

Faculty and staff: 
You must purchase ArcGIS through the Texas A&M Software Center. the student copies are only to be installed in student personal computers. 
The student copy may only be installed on student personal computer, not a Texas A&M-owned computer. If intended to be installed in a Texas A&M-owned computer, ArcGIS must be purchased through the Texas A&M Software Center.

If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of ArcGIS Student Edition, we can provide one to you. Just please fill out the form, and e-mail it to us. Do not worry about signing the form. You will need to sign the form and show your TAMU ID when you come to pick up your software copy. There are two versions of the software. Please fill out the form according to the version you need:

Form ArcGIS (ArcView) 9.3.1
Form ArcGIS (ArcInfo) 10

Once you e-mail the form to us, we will notify you when the CD is ready for you to pick up at our front desk (Evans, Room 202)....Please don't forget your TAMU ID!


Free Open Source Remote Sensing Software


Geospatial Librarian

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Cecilia Smith, Ph.D.
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Map & GIS Library
Evans, 2nd Floor
(979) 862-1052
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