Advanced Remote Sensing
What you can learn.
- Learn about the research process, including how complex research questions can be formulated, refined, and addressed with advanced image processing/analysis methods
- Learn to build multi-step image analysis processes using scripting of the cloud-based Google Earth Engine platform and ArcGIS
- Demonstrate and explain applications for performing image classification, change detection, spatial modeling, and terrain analysis
- Develop, sharpen, and reinforce understanding of advanced concepts in remote sensing and image analysis
About this course:
Specific techniques covered in the course include classification, filtering, change detection, spatial modeling, image correction, and terrain analysis. Basic scripting and model building techniques are introduced, and practical exercises ensure that students develop experience with image processing techniques in both ArcGIS and Google Earth Engine. Students will complete a partially self-directed capstone project integrating image processing and analysis in addition to geographic information systems (GIS) mapping methods.
This is an online course, wherein all course content is delivered online and all interaction among the instructor and the participants will take place online.
Technical requirements: Students are responsible for providing a personal computer with at least 2GB of RAM that runs Windows 7 or better. Macs can be used provided that Windows is installed either using Boot Camp or virtualization (VirtualBox, Parallels, etc.) with at least 2GB of RAM allocated to Windows. Students will be provided with a student license for ArcGIS as long as they are enrolled in program courses.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Advanced Remote Sensing:
Recommended prerequisite: GEOG XL 169: Satellite Remote Sensing and Imaging (or equivalent)
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Advanced Remote Sensing.
Fall 2018 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Required course in the Remote Sensing and Image Analysis specialization. Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam.
Enrollment limited to 50 students; early enrollment recommended. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 8, 2018. No refund after October 8, 2018. Internet access required. Materials required.