remote sensingremote sensing
- (sciences) Gaining information about an object without coming in direct contact with it. Eg, satellite imaging, thermal imaging.
- (parapsychology) Claimed ability of some psychics to be able to see items not in plain view. Eg, reading while blindfolded, or stating the name of a card hidden in a sealed envelope.
remote sensing - Computer Definition
Deriving digital models of an area on the earth. Using special cameras from airplanes or satellites, either the sun's reflections or the earth's temperature is turned into digital maps of the area. In order to view the results, the data must be rendered by specialized image processing software. See digital elevation model.