EVSP322 - Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Course Code: EVSP322 Course ID: 3298 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course illustrates the fundamental concepts of GIS and remote sensing technologies in the context of land use planning and management. Topics include the physical basis for remote sensing, remote sensing systems, digital image processing, data structures, database design, and spatial data analysis. The course is not intended to provide students with extensive training in particular image processing or GIS packages; however course exercises and the final project will require GIS data analysis and presentation skills.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/26/19 - 01/31/20||02/03/20 - 03/29/20||Winter 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|10/28/19 - 04/03/20||04/06/20 - 05/31/20||Spring 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|12/30/19 - 05/29/20||06/01/20 - 07/26/20||Spring 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|02/24/20 - 07/31/20||08/03/20 - 09/27/20||Summer 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- LO-1 Detail the history of modern remote sensing use and technology.
- LO-2 Describe how fine spatial information is collected and analyzed using field surveys, remote sensing, GIS and GPS technology.
- LO-3 Interpret air photos and images.
- LO-4 Explain the application and uses of remote sensing technologies, including satellite imagery, active microwave remote sensing, Lidar, hyperspectral and thermal remote sensing.
- LO-5 Apply remote sensing technology and data analysis to complex problems in environmental management and land use planning.
Evans, D.D. (2004) Active microwave remote sensing. Crosslink, 5(2): 20-26
Current issue of the academic journal Remote Sensing of Environment, available through the APUS online library.
Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:
- Environmental Science: http://apus.libguides.com/environmental_science
- Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the University academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change: http://earthshots.usgs.gov/tableofcontents
European Space Agency: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html
Florida Department of Environmental Protection: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/mainpage/default.htm
GIS at Indiana University: http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/
Global Visualization Viewer (GLOVIS): http://glovis.usgs.gov/
Google Earth: http://www.google.com/earth/index.html
The Landsat Program: http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE): http://www-lite.larc.nasa.gov/
MODIS Web: http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
National Aeronautics and Space Administration: http://www.nasa.gov/
National Snow & Ice Data Center: https://nsidc.org/
National Wetlands Inventory: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/index.html
The Online Guides – Remote Sensing – University of Illinois: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/%28Gh%29/guides/rs/home.rxml
RADARSAT-2 Canadian Space Agency: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/radarsat2/default.asp
Remote Sensing Data and Information: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/remote-sensors
The Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/
Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/
Wetlands Mapper: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Mapper.html
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Introduction to Remote Sensing, 5th ed.-E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||Guilford Press|
|Author:||Campbell, James B|
Not current for future courses.