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ATS3552

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitGeographic Information Systems
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Xuan Zhu

Notes

Previously coded GES3070

Synopsis

Remote sensing has become one of the important and widely applied methods for environmental and earth resource monitoring and evaluation. The information extracted from remotely sensed images may be used in many ways, e.g. as a basis for mapping land use/cover, for understanding environmental processes and for estimating biophysical variables. This unit will introduce the basic concepts and principles of remote sensing, and prepare students with image interpretation and digital image processing skills with an emphasis on the use of remote sensing imagery for vegetation, atmosphere, geology, soils and landform analysis.

Outcomes

  1. To understand the major concepts and principles of remote sensing and digital image processing for environmental studies.
  2. To identify the types of information that can be extracted from remotely sensed data on the environment.
  3. To understand, explain and apply the fundamental image interpretation elements (e.g., tone, texture, size, shape, pattern, site and association)
  4. To visually interpret aerial photos and satellite images.
  5. To conduct digital image processing and analysis using a digital image processing system to extract information.
  6. To understand how remotely sensed data are applied in environmental applications.

Assessment

Practicals: 50%
Written examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and One 3-hour practical

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