Remote Sensing and GIS

FOR 455. REMOTE SENSING AND GIS (3) FOR 455 syllabus (Please note that syllabi are subject to change and this may not be the most current syllabus.)

This course seeks to impart a basic understanding of remote sensing and related spatial data technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS) and digital elevation models (DEM) in the context of natural resources.  Students taking this course should have demonstrated computer competency and completed coursework in algebra and trigonometry along with taking six credits in ecosystem or environmental studies.  Topical coverage includes:  1) airphoto planimetric and vertical geometry, 2) stereo viewing, 3) topography and landscapes, 4) scale and distance, 5) area and direction, 6) parallax height; 7) airphoto interpretation, 8) electromagnetic radiation and spectrum, 9) sensors and image data, 10) aerial mission planning, 11) displaying digital image data, 12) digital image enhancement, 13) cluster-based image maps, 14) change detection, 15) thematic mapping from digital image data, 16) basic GIS map composition, 17) attribute queries and selective feature mapping with GIS, 18) GIS attribute tables and charts, 19) on-screen digitizing, and 20) introduction to geoprocessing.  Evaluation methods include exams, lab assignments, and computerized workbook.  This course is offered in fall semesters.