Courses Catalogue

Principles Of Gis And Remote Sensing

COURSE CODE: ENV2110
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

Topic

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Remote Sensing Component

  • Meaning and Scope of Remote Sensing Definitions,
  • How far is Remote,
  • Remote Sensing Vis-à-vis ground based methods of data collection
  •  Main types of Remote Sensing

 

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Electromagnetic Radiation                                                 

  • Context of Electromagnetic radiation
  • Wavelength and Frequency
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum characteristics
  • Electromagnetic energy interaction with the atmosphere
  •  Electromagnetic energy interaction with the Earth’s surface

 

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Data and information acquisition in remote Sensing                               

  • Sensors and platforms
  • Types of sensors
  • Passive sensors Vis-à-vis Active Remote Sensing
  • Terms and concepts in airborne Remote Sensing
  •  Categories and comparisons of system  Resolution
  • Recording of energy by a sensor
  • Transmission, reception, and processing of the recorded data and information to make an image.

 

9

Image interpretation and analysis and integration with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)                                                                         

  • Image classification concepts
  • Visual interpretation of images
  • Digital image processing

 

10

General applications of  Remote Sensing (practical)

           

4

GIS Component

  • The concept of GIS
  • What GIS is and is not
  • Types of GIS, Importance of GIS
  • Solving problems with Geographic Information Systems
  • A multitude of GIS applications
  • Applications of GIS in Environment and Natural Resources

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Components of a GIS                                                                                  

  • Data,
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • People

 

2

Geographic information and spatial data types                           

  • Geographic phenomena
  • Data values
  • Computer representations
  • Spatial data types
  • Topological data models and spatial relationships

 

6

Data Flow in  GIS                                                                            

  • Data input
  • Database Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Data output
  • GIS data sources

9

Practicals

5

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes