Courses Catalogue

Gis And Environmental Remote Sensing

COURSE CODE: ENV7103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

Unit 1: Scope of remote sensing                                                                            (5 Hours)

Historical Perspective, Principles of remote sensing, components of Remote Sensing, Energy source and electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic spectrum, Energy interaction, Spectral response pattern of earth surface features, Energy recording technology

Unit 2: GIS and its applications of remote sensing                                           (5 Hours)

Monitoring and management of environment, Conservation of resources, Sustainable land use, Coastal zone management – Limitations

Unit 3: Functions of GIS                                                                                        (5 Hours)

Data Pre-processing and Manipulation;

Data Analysis;

Data Display;

Database Management

Unit 4: Remote sensing                                                                                          (6 Hours)

Classification of Remote Sensing Systems, , Aerial photographs, Photographic systems – Across track and along track scanning, Multispectral remote sensing, Thermal remote sensing, Microwave remote sensing – Active and passive sensors, RADAR, LIDAR

Unit 5: Advanced principles of remote sensing                                                 (5 Hours)

Electromagnetic Radiations, EMR spectrum, Atmospheric Windows, Physics of Remote Sensing, Spectral Signatures, Spectral Response pattern of soil, Vegetation & water.

Unit 6: Advanced image processing                                                                     (8 Hours)

Digital Image: Concepts about Digital Image and Its Characteristics, Spectral, Spatial, Radiometric and Temporal Resolution, Visual vs Digital Methods, Image Data Storage and Retrieval, Types of Image Displays and FCCs.


§  Digital Image Processing: Preprocessing: Sources of Image Degradation, Radiometric and Geometric Correction Techniques. Single Based and Multi Enhancement Techniques: Contrast Enhancement, Filtering Band Ratio and Vegetation Indices. Elements of Pattern Recognition: Supervised Classification and Unsupervised Clustering.

Unit 7: Image interpretation and classification                                                 (5 Hours)

Supervised image classification

Unsupervised image classification

Object-based image analysis

Image interpretation

Unit 8: GIS planning and design for projects and organizations                   (5 Hours)

Planning

Requirements Analysis

Design

Acquisition and Development

Operation and Maintenance

Management Aspects

Unit 9: GIS data input                                                                                            (5 Hours)

Gis data

data sources

procedures for inputting spatial data into a GIS

Unit 10: Advanced GIS functions                                                            (8 Hours)

Development of environmental Geostatistics and its application in temporal Geographical Information Systems (TGIS).

ArcGIS software to query and manipulate geographic data, concepts and mathematical framework of space/time Geostatistics necessary to map environmental contaminants across space and time

Unit 11: Advanced GIS modeling                                                                         (5 Hours)

Modeling of spatial processes

Traffic modeling,

Demographic,

Environmental

Archeology

MODE OF DELIVERY

·        Lectures and discussions

·        Experiments and laboratory activities

·        Laboratory reports

·        Reading and problem assignments

 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

·        Whiteboard and Markers

·        Flip Charts

·        LCD Projectors

·        CDs, DVDs and Tapes