Fall 2019 - GEOG 253 D100
Introduction to Remote Sensing (3)
Class Number: 4316
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 14, 2019
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
An introduction to the theory and practice of remote sensing, including the relevant physical processes, digital image processing and information extraction, and a review of remote sensing applications. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.
This course presents an introduction to the theory and practice of remote sensing including the relevant physical processes, digital image processing and information extraction, and a review of remote sensing applications.Course details
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
• Explain the physical principles that apply to remotely sensed data
• Design image collection strategies and perform simple pre-processing
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic remote sensing field work
• Develop competence in using software tools for digital image analysis
• Apply the image analysis methods to a range of geography problems
• Creatively design and implement remote sensing solutions for problem solving.
There will be one 2-hour lecture per week. Students will learn about and practice remote sensing techniques through formal lectures, student-oriented discussions, computer labs and individual assignments. Data analysis software will be used to examine real world data from multiple sources. There will be a strong emphasis on problem-based and interactive learning. There will be one 2-hour lab session per week (no labs on first week of classes). The guided computer lab sessions will use sample data sets and software analysis to reinforce the theoretical concepts and methods presented in the class lectures. These labs will allow students to apply the remote sensing methods to a variety of data and problem contexts within geography. The software is available in the SIS lab.
- Lab Assignments 35%
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Final Exam 40%
Campbell, J.B. and Wynne, R.H. (2011). Introduction to Remote Sensing. 5th Edition. USA: Guilford Press. ISBN: 9781609181765
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