Satellite Remote Sensing and Imaging

GEOG XL 169
This course provides an introduction to the rapidly growing field of remote sensing and image analysis, which primarily involves environmental monitoring and Earth observation from space. Practical applications provided throughout the course.
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Summer
Winter

What you can learn.

  • Applications of methods and techniques for performing geographic image analysis, including analysis of vegetation, hydrologic features, and anthropogenic features of the landscape
  • Learn about the research process, and in particular how research questions related to remote sensing can be formulated, refined and addressed with image processing and analysis methods
  • Learn fundamental concepts in remote sensing and image analysis

About this course:

The first part of the course introduces core concepts in remote sensing, describing the processes by which images are captured by sensors mounted on remote platforms including satellites and airplanes and key characteristics of the captured images themselves. Students learn about various remote sensing image products and use cases.

The second part of the course introduces hands-on image analysis methods in the industry-standard ArcGIS software platform, integrating Landsat, radar, Global Positioning System (GPS), and Earth Observing System satellites to studying land use change, oceanography, meteorology, and environmental monitoring. Students learn techniques for processing, analyzing, and visualizing remotely sensed imagery and raster data in ArcGIS.

The third part of the course introduces students to Google Earth Engine, a cloud-based remote sensing and image analysis platform. Students explore basic image processing techniques with Google Earth Engine and also learn about data interoperability considerations.

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.

SUGGESTED PREREQUISITES

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Satellite Remote Sensing and Imaging.

Recommended prerequisite: GEOG XL 7: Introduction to GIS (or equivalent)

Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Satellite Remote Sensing and Imaging.

Recommended prerequisite: GEOG XL 7: Introduction to GIS (or equivalent)

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