REMOTE SENSING AND GIS

ENV2REM

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

his subject covers the main way in which remotely sensed data can be collected (satellites), how the data is processed and interpreted, and how all spatial data can be plotted onto maps using GIS (geographic information systems) computer programs. In addition, GPS (global positioning systems) are discussed. The subject introduces the basic theory of remote sensing, GIS and GPS, but focuses on practical applications of the techniques and the practical exercises cover a wide variety of topics. The generic skills of writing, observation and computer skills involving the use of GIS programs are specifically taught and assessed. Problem solving and critical thinking are specifically taught concurrently with analytical thinking involving remote sensing of data and its applications.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Webb

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects AGR2REM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsApplied Remote SensingRecommendedLo, C.P. 1986LONGMAN INC.
ReadingsRemote Sensing and image interpretationRecommendedLilesand, T.M. and Keifer R.W. 19872ND EDN JOHN WILEY AND SONS
ReadingsRemote Sensing; principles and interpretationRecommendedSabins Jnr, F.F. 1987W.H. FREEMAN AND CO.,

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWarren Paul

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Assignment (equiv to 500 words)15
Lab/Prac Reports (equiv to 1500 words)45
One 2-hour examination40

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Webb

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Assignment (equiv to 500 words)15
Lab/Prac Reports (equiv to 1500 words)45
One 2-hour examination40