GIS 255 - Exploring Our Earth: Introduction to Remote Sensing

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

Introduces material to understand the fundamental physical and mathematical principles and techniques of Remote Sensing. Introduces how each part of the electromagnetic spectrum is used to gather data about Earth. Describes limitations imposed by satellites, aircraft, and sensors. Surveys various methods to access and apply Earth observation/Remote Sensing data. Teaches students to use Remote Sensing software to process and manipulate Landsat, SPOT, photographic, and other imagery in a hands-on approach to Remote Sensing analysis.
3 - 4 Credits. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 - 4 hours. Total 4 - 6 hours per week.
3-4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to meet the needs of students seeking to fulfill the Remote Sensing skills and competencies identified by the U.S. Department of Labor in the Geospatial Technology Competency Model. The course will prepare students for entry-level geospatial positions, as well as continued undergraduate or graduate-level geospatial studies.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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