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EV5506 - Remote Sensing

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Online learning 9 weeks prior to commencing subject on campus

If you are training to become a town planner, an environmental scientist, a geographer, a geologist, a marine scientist, a biologist, a natural resource manager, this subject is for you. Become a leader in your field and learn how to generate your own spatial data instead of relying on old and often irrelevant information services. The science of remote sensing is advancing rapidly as sophisticated sensors obtain data with increasingly detailed spatial, spectral, temporal resolution. This has resulted in our ability to extract quantitative, biophysical data (eg temperature, rainfall, biomass, vegetation cover, rock types and mineral composition, urban features). Such information is becoming increasingly important in many professions. This subject focuses on the applications of airborne and satellite remote sensing to terrestrial environments for resource inventory, monitoring and environmental problem solving. The theory and practice of relevant image interpretation and digital image analysis techniques are covered through practical and project work.

Learning Outcomes

  • master a wide range of skills encountered in GIS practice;
  • have a sound basis to the underlying theory of remote sensing;
  • have an awareness of the scientific applications of remotely-sensed;
  • use data and analytical techniques to address specific environmental problems.
Assumed
Knowledge:
A basic understanding of geography and GIS

Availabilities

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 10
Census Date 06-Dec-2018
Face to face teaching 19-Nov-2018 to 23-Nov-2018
Coord/Lect: Dr Karen Joyce.
Contact hours:
  • 28 hours lectures
  • 28 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); essays (30%); assignments (10%).

    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.