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 systems.
||ES 771 Remote Sensing|
Emporia State University
James S. Aber
- Professor (emeritus): James S. Aber, Earth Science Department.
- Graduate teaching assistant: Justin Abel (geospatial analysis laboratory).
- Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Recommended courses include ES 351 Introduction to Geospatial Analysis, GE 371 Cartography, ES 555 Small Format Aerial Photography, and/or other geospatial analysis courses. Open to seniors and graduate students.
- Reading sources:
- Fundamentals of remote sensing from Natural Resources Canada (2016)—see Tutorial. Note: some of the cartoons are rather juvenile, but the science and technology are good.
- Geomorphology from space originally from NASA and now hosted at Adam Mickiewicz Univerisity in Poznan, Poland.
- Additional online lectures prepared by your instructor.
- 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. Idrisi is now incorporated in the Terrset software package from Clark Labs. Note: Idrisi is not available for "Mac" computers.
This course will be taught in the spring semester 2018. 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.
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Last update: October 2017.