Jan 23, 2020  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020

GEOG 362 - Introduction to Remote Sensing


This course provides an introduction to the use of remotely sensed data in geographical/environmental research. Remote sensing is the science of acquiring data using techniques that do not require actual contact with the object or area being observed. The different sensors used to collect this information, and the interpretation techniques vary quite widely, and are being developed at an astounding rate. In this course, the focus is on the interpretation and applications of data from spaceborne imaging systems (eg: Landsat MMS, Landsat TM, ETM+, Quickbird and SPOT). The number of disciplines which utilize remotely sensed data continues to increase. Geologists, geographers, climatologists, and ecologists have all adapted remote sensing techniques to their respective research. This course will briefly discuss many different uses of remotely sensed data, but focuses on natural resources management and ecological applications. Laboratory work is required. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 225  and permission of instructor. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)