RIT Open Community eXperiment 2025

Attention remote sensing community! The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory at RIT wants you to participate in a major data collection experiment to acquire new data for research purposes.

The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking remote sensing community participation in a large data collection experiment planned for September 2025. The goal is to acquire new data for research purposes building on previous successful DIRS coordinated experiments including SHARE 2010 and SHARE 2012.

ROCX 2025 Objectives

The objectives for ROCX 2025 include the following:

  • Acquire remote sensing data for research purposes from a variety of sensor modalities and platforms coordinated over a defined area for a defined period.
  • Include a range of ground object deployments and ground truth collection activities proposed and carried out by research experiment Principal Investigators.
  • Process and distribute analysis ready data sets on an open access data repository for use by the general remote sensing research community.
  • Disseminate research results from collection through special sessions at major conferences and peer reviewed journal special issues.

Planning Survey

At this time the DIRS Lab is seeking input from potential collaboration partners and community participants. We invite interested individuals and organizations to complete the following questionnaire to assist with planning. The survey will be open through May 31, 2024. After that a Working Group will be formed among the interested participants and detail planning will begin.

Take the Survey

Check back periodically for updates to this site. Further inquiries should be directed to DIRS

Last Update: 1 March 2024