Classifying Satellite Images
From Satellite Images to Maps
As a basis of spatial orientation, maps play a crucial role in our everyday lives as well as in geography lessons. While they are usually available as a ready-made tool, the development of a map is central to this teaching unit: The pupils are to deduce a thematic map from a satellite image. As a part of this process, they use their computers to classify surfaces according to their characteristic colours with the help of controllers.
The pupils ought to be able to interpret top-views of objects.
Read and interpret satellite images.
The pupils learn to orient themselves geographically with the help of satellite images and maps.
They create a key for classification.
The pupils ought to be able to derive thematic maps from satellite images.