Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and GIS
- Professor Daniel Donoghue (Professor - Durham University)
- Dr Robert Bingham (Reader - University of Edinburgh)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||14 x 2 Hour Practicals|
|Lecture||15 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|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
- Basic principles of GIS ? raster and vector datasets
- Thermal, lidar and microwave sensing
- Spectral signatures
- Calibration and correction of remote sensing data
- Spatial databases
- Image processing and classification
- Open source tools for RS and GIS data processing
- Data sources and integration within a GIS
|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|
This module is at CQFW Level 7