Principles Of Gis And Remote Sensing
consists of two components: a Remote Sensing component and a Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) component. The GIS component offers basic principles,
knowledge, and skills needed to understand, manage, and handle spatial data.
The Remote Sensing component is designed to introduce students to basics of
data and information acquisition about the Earth’s surface from sensors with
comparisons to ground based methods of data collection. Both course components
are focused on the applications in Environmental management.
With the trends of
events in the natural and built environment, there is need to reflect on the
past, present and the future which cannot easily be mapped out without GIS and
By the end of the
course unit students will be able to:
the basic concepts of Remote Sensing and GIS
and contrast Ground based and Remote Sensing based methods of data
collection and their integration in Environmental Management.
the process of remote Sensing
the basic characteristics and
representation of some of the different data types (models) and products
required for both GIS and Remote Sensing applications for Environmental
functions of a GIS to other Information Systems.
different types of GIS and Remote Sensing
- Describe the basics of databases and database