Satellite Observations in Science Education

Satellite VCR


This RCO lets you view a set of satellite images with VCR-like controls. You choose which controls to include, mix-and-matching from controls such as First Image, Last Image, Start/Stop, Previous Image, Next Image, Animation Rate, etc. Of course the imagery will be most useful if it represents a time-sequence of data from a single satellite, but there are many possible applications.

The instructor must provide a target image set in a standard web format (such as .gif or .jpg).

The sample XML file provided below must be populated with appropriate data and placed in the same location as the HTML file used to access and present this RCO.

Example usage:

This link will bring up a separate browser window with a page that uses this RCO.

Snapshot of sample use:

Example use of Satellite VCR RCO

How to use

  1. Create an HTML file which will reference and load this RCO. Cut-and-paste the sample applet tag below and insert at the location in the HTML file you want to use the RCO.
  2. Create an XML file with input data based on the example below, referencing the image files you wish to use to create new imagery.
  3. Download the RCO by right-clicking the download link below and choosing "Save Link Target As..."
  4. Edit the applet tag parameters to reference your new file names, and test.

Create your XML file one of two ways:

  Edit this sample Satellite VCR XML file

  Generate your XML automatically with this link.

This RCO bundled as a jar file

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