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APG4552

Faculty of Science

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Organisational Unit

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Coordinator(s)

Dr Xuan Zhu

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Notes

Previously coded GYM4070

Synopsis

Remote sensing has become one of the important and widely applied methods for environmental and earth resource monitoring and evaluation. The information extracted from remotely sensed images may be used in many ways, e.g. as a basis for mapping land use/cover, for understanding environmental processes and for estimating biophysical variables. This unit will introduce the basic concepts and principles of remote sensing, and prepare students with image interpretation and digital image processing skills with an emphasis on the use of remote sensing imagery for vegetation, atmosphere, geology, soils and landform analysis.

Outcomes

On compeltion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. To understand the major concepts and principles of remote sensing and digital image processing for environmental studies;
  2. To identify the types of information that can be extracted from remotely sensed data on the environment;
  3. To understand, explain and apply the fundamental image interpretation elements (e.g., tone, texture, size, shape, pattern, site and association);
  4. To visually interpret aerial photos and satellite images;
  5. To conduct digital image processing and analysis using a digital image processing system to extract information;
  6. To understand how remotely sensed data are applied in environmental applications.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Two hours of online activities per week, one 1-hour workshop per week and seven 3-hour practicals during the semester

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