REMOTE SENSING AND GIS

ENV2REM

2016

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.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

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.,

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Collect, collate and interpret remote sensing material including satellite imagery.

Activities:
End of semester examination and Laboratory/practical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Solve complex constructed and real-world problems involving remote sensing material including satellite imagery.

Activities:
End of semester examination and Laboratory/practical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Use numerical calculations and graphical representations to manipulate and interprete data and to callibrate remote sensing data.

Activities:
Laboratory/practical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

04. Present coherent explanations supported by evidence in grammatically correct prose.

Activities:
Laboratory/practical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Apply relevant concepts from mathematics and statistics to the discipline

Activities:
End of semester examination and Laboratory/practical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

06. Demonstrate a respect for the work of others through appropriate citation and acknowledgment of data sources

Activities:
Laboratory/practical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

07. Indicate understanding of remote sensing and GIS by use of key vocabulary, concepts and skills

Activities:
End of semester examination and Laboratory/practical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

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% ILO*
Assignment (equiv to 500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Lab/Prac Reports (equiv to 1500 words)45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One 2-hour examination40 01, 02, 05, 07

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Webb

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% ILO*
Assignment (equiv to 500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Lab/Prac Reports (equiv to 1500 words)45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One 2-hour examination40 01, 02, 05, 07