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Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Image Generation
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Overview

At the present time, it is required that new users take at three (3) day course that introduces the user to the physics in the model and how to use the model. Attendees will receive a printed copy of the course notes, tutorials, and extensive hands-on lab experience. If the software agreement has been properly executed by attendee’s organization, then the attendees will also leave with download access to the current software.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the course cost?

The standard course fee is $2500 per attendee.

What payment methods are accepted?

RIT can accept Visa, MasterCard or company check. RIT cannot accept American Express.

How often are training sessions held?

Sessions are held 3-5 times a year. The frequency is strongly based on demand.

How can I be contacted about future training sessions?

Contact us and we will add you to our email notification list.

Who teaches the course?

The course is taught by Scott D. Brown (the primary developer and technical project manager of the DIRSIG model since 1994) and Adam Goodenough (a DIRSIG developer since 2006). Depending on the size of the session, we sometimes bring additional experts to assist.

What is the general structure of the course?

The course is three full days, which each day being roughly 1/2 lecture and 1/2 hands-on lab tutorials. The following example schedule outlines what the daily schedule normally looks like (a specific schedule is provided to registered attendees prior to the course event).

What is provided with the course?

Attendees will get 3 days of lecture and tutorial by DIRSIG experts. Attendees will get printed copies of the lecture and tutorial materials (softcopy access of these materials is available at the end of course). We provide coffee, tea, sodas and snacks throughout the day, however, lunch is not provided. The group usually ventures to local establishments for lunch breaks to get fresh air and stretch the legs.

How are the lab tutorials accomplished?

RIT supplies (free of charge) ready-to-run laptops for use by attendees that have DVD burners so that attendees can take their work with them at the end of the session.

Can I bring my own computer to use for the lab tutorials?

Yes. RIT supplies laptops free of charge, but if you would like to bring your own a list of requirements can be found here.

Where are the training sessions held?

Training sessions are usually held in a hotel conference room at sites across the US. However, due to the density of potential users in the Washington DC area, sessions are most frequently held there.

How can I get you to hold a training session closer to me?

The minimum to run a session is 8 attendees. If you can create this critical mass of attendees, then contact us.

Have you considered remote training (webinar) sessions?

The training sessions are very hands-on with attendees, especially the lab tutorials. The goal of the session is to customize the experience to the individuals and the common interests of any given group. At this time we feel telepresence approaches would significantly degrade the effectiveness of the training.

Check back for updates or contact us to be notified of future training events.

Scheduled Training Sessions

The next scheduled session will be March 7-9 2017 in Northern VA. Details about this session will be made available soon.