Remote sensing of the Earth's surface utilizing the electromagnetic
spectrum. Techniques of photography, multispectral scanning, and
microwave imagery from airplane, satellite, and manned-spacecraft
platforms. Image interpretation, practical applications in earth
science, and use of remotely sensed data in geographic information
||ES 771 Remote Sensing|
Emporia State University
James S. Aber
- Professor: James S. Aber, Earth Science Department.
- Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Recommended courses include ES 351 Introduction to Geospatial Analysis, GE 371 Cartography, ES 551 Computer Mapping Systems, or ES 555 Small Format Aerial Photography. Open to seniors and graduate students.
- Textbook: Remote sensing of the environment: An Earth resource perspective, 2nd edition, by John R. Jensen (2007). New and used copies in the $80-100 price range.
- Supplementary web lectures: The Remote Sensing Tutorial—see RST. See also Geomorphology from space from NASA.
- Image-processing software: Idrisi is the most widely licensed raster-based GIS software in the world. It combines ease of use and low cost with surprisingly powerful analytical and image-processing capabilities. Idrisi is ideally suited for teaching and research based on remotely sensed datasets. Distance-learning students may purchase software at the discounted student rate. Note: Idrisi is not available for "Mac" computers.
This course will be taught in the fall semester 2016. Regular (on-campus) students should enroll through normal procedures. The course is also available for distance learning from Emporia State University. Off-campus students should enroll through distance education. In order to receive university credit, students must be enrolled officially and must be in contact with the instructor for course materials and directions. This course is required for the graduate certificate in geospatial analysis and is an elective for the undergraduate geospatial analysis minor.
These web pages remain available in archive status,
but the course will not be updated after May 2017.
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ADA statement: Emporia State University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students need to contact the Director of Disability Services and the professor as early in the semester as possible to ensure that classroom and academic accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. All communication between students, the Office of Disability Services, and the professor will be strictly confidential.
© Notice: ES 771 is presented by the Earth Science department for the use and benefit of students enrolled at Emporia State University. All are welcome to view and enjoy course materials; however, any other use of text, imagery or curriculum is prohibited without permission of the instructor, J.S. Aber.
Last update: May 2017.