6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
Enrolment in the Master of Science
Remote sensing has become one of the important and widely applied methods for environmental and earth resource monitoring and evaluation. The information extracted from remotely sensed images may be used in many ways, e.g. as a basis for mapping land use/cover, for understanding environmental processes and for estimating biophysical variables. This unit will introduce the basic concepts and principles of remote sensing, and prepare students with image interpretation and digital image processing skills with an emphasis on the use of remote sensing imagery for vegetation, atmosphere, geology, water, soils and landform analysis.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- To understand the major concepts and principles of remote sensing and digital image processing for earth science applications.
- To identify the types of information that can be extracted from remotely sensed data on the environment and earth resources.
- To understand, explain and apply the fundamental image interpretation elements (e.g., tone, texture, size, shape, pattern, site and association)
- To visually interpret aerial photos and satellite images.
- To conduct digital image processing and analysis using a digital image processing system to extract information.
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Master of Earth Science