UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
Examines the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) to manage earth resources. Students will focus on the principles, sensor characteristics, extraction of information from remotely sensed data and applications of remote sensing with relevance to GIS applications. Students will develop practical spatial data analysis skills in the laboratory.
- Remote sensing of the environment - vegetation, water, urban landscape, soils, minerals, and geomorphology
- Electromagnetic radiation principles
- Aerial Photography - history, vantage point, cameras and filters
- Elements of visual image interpretation
- Multispectral remote sensing systems
- Active remote sensing
- LIDAR remote sensing
- Other remote sensing platforms
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the principles of remote sensing|
|2||process remotely sensed data|
|3||combine remotely sensed data with GIS data|
|4||apply image processing and GIS skills in environmental management.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of the principles of remote sensing
process remotely sensed data
combine remotely sensed data with GIS data
apply image processing and GIS skills in environmental management.
- Jensen, JR, 2013, Remote Sensing of the Environment: Pearson New International Edition: An Earth Resource Perspective (2e), 2nd edn, Pearson Higher Ed, USA. ISBN: 9781292021706.