Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and GIS
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 X 1 hour|
|Practical||10 x 2 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written examination on theory and practice in Remote Sensing and GIS||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Coursework: laboratory skills report based on analysis of Remote Sensing and GIS datasets (3000 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Resubmission of failed assessments||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of failed assessments||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical knowledge of sources of elecromagnetic radiation and sensing techniques.
- List, describe and evaluate main sources of Remote Sensing and GIS data
- Implement standard methods for Remote Sensing data calibration and pre-processing.
- Explain the functionality of available software and routines for processing Remote Sensing and GIS data.
- Design and implement basic routines for processing and analysing data within the framework of a GIS.
The module provides an overview of basic theory and practice in Remote Sensing and GIS.
- The electromagnetic spectrum and overview of sensors (IGES)
- Basic principles of GIS – raster and vector datasets (IGES)
- Thermal, lidar and microwave sensing (IMAPS)
- Spectral signatures (IBERS)
- Calibration and correction of remote sensing data (IGES)
- Spatial databases (IGES)
- Image processing and classification (Comp. Sci/IGES)
- Open source tools for RS and GIS data processing (IGES)
- Data sources and integration within a GIS (IGES)
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Quantitative analysis of Remote Sensing and GIS data|
|Communication||Discussions with fellow students in laboratories and through interactive lectures|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Literature review and discussions with lecturers|
|Information Technology||Use of commercial, open source and in house software|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Awareness of scientific literature, functionality of a variety of software packages.|
|Problem solving||Completing calculations in relation to electromagnetic theory, image pre-processing and spectral analysis. Also, the use of GIS for spatial analysis; selection of datasets and implementation of appropriate analysis techniques|
|Research skills||Using remote sensing and GIS software and reviewing literature|
|Subject Specific Skills||As above|
|Team work||Practical assignments|
Reading ListEssential Reading
Borengasser, Marcus, Hungate, William, S. & Watkins, Russell (2008) Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Principles and Applications CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group Primo search Burrough, P.A. & McDonnell, R.A. (1998) Principles of Geographical Information Systems Oxford University Press Primo search Campbell, J.B. (2008) Introduction to Remote Sensing Taylor and Francis Primo search Campbell, James & Wynne, Randoplrh H. (2011) Introduction to Remote Sensing 5th Edition The Guilford Press, New York, London, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group Primo search Canty, M.J. (2009) Image Analysis, Classification and Change Detection in Remote Sensing: With Algorithms for ENVI/IDL CRC Press Primo search Chang, K. (2011) Introduction to GIS Goodwill Primo search Dent, B.D. (1999) Cartography: Thematic Map Design 5th Edition WCB McGraw-Hill, Boston Primo search Harvey, F. (2008) A primer of GIS: Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts The Guilford Press, New York Primo search Heywood, I., Cornelius, S. and Carver, S. (2006) An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Prentice Hall Primo search Kennedy, Michael (2009) Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ARCGIS A workbook approach to learning John Wiley and Sons Primo search Lillesand, T.M. & Kiefer, R.W. (2007) Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation 3rd Edition John Wiley and Sons, New York Primo search Popescu, S.C. (2011) Lidar Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Environments CRC Press Primo search Richards, J.A., and Jia, X. (2005) Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis: An Introduction Springer Primo search Thenkabail, Prasad S. (Editor), Lyon, John G. (Editor), Huete, Alfredo (Editor) (2012) Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group Primo search Woodhouse, Iain (2009) An Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing CRC Press Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7