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Digital Remote Sensing and GIS


This course deals with the use and aspects of digital remote sensing images. Basic radiation and reflection theories and properties and the Corine land cover classification system are dealt with. The course mixes theoretical exercises where scientific articles or technical papers are penetrated and practical hands-on exercises going through classification accuracy assessment. the maximum likelihood classification technique, vegetation indices, seasonal phenology, annual time series and trends (vegetation change), download and import web-available satellite data. The course will also train the student in critical examination of scientific papers dealing with remote sensing techniques and applications.

NOTE: This is an internet based course. You are not supposed to travel to Lund to attend. The course is part of a master program in GIS, but it is also possible to study this course outside the program. You can read more about the master program, the admission requirements and other rules and regulations on the homepage of iGEON/LUMA-GIS.

Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. The course ends with a written examination.

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Course facts

Level: Advanced
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Period: Spring
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements and 90 ECTS, including 30 ECTS in GIS, equivalent to GISA21 and GISA22
Technical prerequisites: PC with Windows XP or better; Internet connection

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Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
S-223 62 Lund