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Digital Remote Sensing and GIS


This is an Internet based course. It can only be taken as part of our Master's Programme in GIS.

Course contents

When taking this course you will learn about the use and aspects of digital remote sensing images. We deal with basic radiation and reflection theories and properties and the Corine land cover classification system. We also mix theoretical exercises in which we study scientific articles or technical papers, and practical hands-on exercises when we go through classification accuracy assessment. You will learn about:

  • maximum likelihood classification techniques
  • vegetation indices
  • seasonal phenology
  • annual time series and trends (vegetation change), as well as
  • download and import web-available satellite data

The course will also train you in critical examination of scientific papers dealing with remote sensing techniques and applications.

Teaching methods

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

Course coordinator

Course facts: GISN08

Level: Advanced
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Period: Autumn
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 7 or better; Internet connection

Course syllabus (pdf, 221 kb, new window)

For current students