Principles of Remote Sensing & GIS

Course Overview

In this course students are going to be introduced to the basic concepts and operational skills necessary to acquire the most appropriate remote sensing data, data manipulation and analysis, and the production of interpretable output. It provides students with an introduction to the principles of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). The application of these techniques to the environmental and life sciences also will be provided. The first part of the course focuses on remote sensing, including the capture and processing of satellite images, and how data from various satellite platforms are used in the environmental and life sciences. While the second part will include the structure and format of GIS data, data input and transformation, database compilation, and the use of spatial modelling. The course is strongly computer-based, and students will gain experience in the use of ENVI (remote sensing) and ArcGIS (GIS) software.