Remote sensing is defined as the science of acquiring information about material objects without being in direct contact with them. These measurements are possible with the use sensors or instruments designed to measure the reflected light from earth objects. Each kind of earth materials has its own spectral characteristics, which enable its discrimination from other objects in its background.

The current module introduces students the basic concepts and skills of remote sensing technology. The principle of remote sensing is introduced first, followed by the review of available remote sensing systems including airborne and space-borne platform and sensors. Techniques of image interpretation and computer processing of digital satellite images shall comprise the practical sessions.

Course Objectives

  • To introduce basic concepts for the interpretation of objects on aerial photographs considering key elements used in photo interpretation.
  • to present material explaining the physical basis of remote sensing and the technology to measure spectral, spatial and/or temporal variations in field strength.
  • To ensure familiarity in using computer software to process, restore, enhance and interpret¬†imagery acquired from satellites.


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