REMOTE SENSING AND GIS

ENV2REM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers how remotely sensed data is collected, processed and interpreted, focussing on satellite images but also mentioning other data types. In addition, the basic theory and applications of GIS (geographical information systems) and GPS (global positioning systems) are discussed, in particular how spatial data, including processed satellite images, can be plotted as maps. The practical component of the subject introduces three computer programs that are commonly used for remote sensing and GIS, and demonstrates how these programs can be used in a wide variety of applications.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Webb

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Geographic Information Systems, an introduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDelaney, J. and Van Niel, K.

Year2007

Edition/Volume2nd edition

PublisherOxford University Press

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Introduction to geospatial technologies.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorShellito, B.A.

Year2016

Edition/Volume3rd edition

PublisherW.H. Freeman

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Remote Sensing and image interpretation.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLillesand, T.M., Keifer, R.W. and Chipman, J.W.

Year2008

Edition/Volume6th Edition

PublisherJOHN WILEY AND SONS

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe the principles and techniques of remote sensing, including satellite imagery
02. Describe the basic theory and applications of GIS (geographical information systems and GPS (global positioning systems)
03. Apply three computer programs (Global Mapper, ENVI and ARC GIS to process remotely sensed images and plot GIS data
04. Apply hand-held GPS units to obtain and manipulate location data.
05. Apply remote sensing/GIS computer programs to solve complex constructed and real-world problems
06. Analyse remote sensing data, integrate the results with those from other team members, and prepare a written report using appropriate organisation and coherent explanations supported by evidence in grammatically correct prose.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Webb

Class requirements

Independent ResearchWeek: 27 - 28
One 12.00 hours independent research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 27 - 27
Four 2.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 27 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 27 - 27
Eight 3.00 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 27 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Assignment (equiv to 1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6
8 Prac Reports (equiv to 1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 1-hour end-of-semester examinationN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5