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GIS3406 Remote Sensing and Image Processing

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Surveying & Built Environment
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022

Overview

Remote sensing is an important technology for land resource mapping, monitoring and modelling. Remotely sensed images provide an invaluable source of current and archival information about the geographical distribution of natural and cultural features. The use of digital images in various applications is aiding planners and decision-makers at various project stages and operational scales. It is essential and advantageous for GIS, surveying, and other professionals to be familiar with the concepts, techniques, and applications, involved in the digital processing of remotely sensed images.

This course is designed to provide students with the basic and intermediate knowledge and skills in the digital processing of remotely sensed images. Topics include: basic principles of remote sensing; image processing systems; pre-processing of remotely-sensed data; image enhancement techniques; image transformation and filtering techniques; unsupervised classification; supervised classification; post classification and accuracy assessment including field investigations; integration with GIS; and applications and case studies. Various imagery products will be studied, such as panchromatic, multispectral and hyperspectral data. Image processing software will be used to demonstrate and reinforce the concepts and principles involved.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022