AV-3301 INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING

Instructor

Dr. Jose Edgardo Aban

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Overview

Aims/Objectives/Rationale:


The module is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills to select and effectively use appropriate satellite and/or aerial images for a range of tasks performed by geoscientists and environmentalists. The module will also provide students with a solid foundation for in-depth studies of the advanced topics in Remote Sensing.

 

Module Content :

  • Properties of electromagnetic waves and their propagation through the atmosphere;
  • Concepts of spectral signatures;
  • Characteristics of passive remote sensing systems;
  • Introduction to image enhancement and correction techniques: contrast stretch, histogram equalization, geo-rectification, etc.;
  • Unsupervised and supervised image classification;
  • Ground truthing;
  • GIS integration of image classification;
  • Change detection;
  • Case study: Assessment of forest depletion;
  • Introduction to LiDAR.

Assessment
50% Examination: (2 hours)

50% Course Work:
Practical assignments based on hands-on training using appropriate software

 

 

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