Examines the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) to manage earth resources. Students will focus on the principles, sensor characteristics, extraction of information from remotely sensed data and applications of remote sensing with relevance to GIS applications. Students will develop practical spatial data analysis skills in the laboratory to solve problems relevant to environmental management.
- Remote sensing of the environment — vegetation, water, urban landscape, soils, minerals, and geomorphology
- Electromagnetic radiation principles
- Aerial Photography — history, vantage point, cameras and filters
- Elements of visual image interpretation
- Multispectral remote sensing systems
- Active remote sensing
- LIDAR remote sensing
- Other remote sensing platforms
- Strategies for problem solving in resource management
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with geographic features||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||differentiate geographic features by analysing remotely sensed data||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||combine remotely sensed data with GIS data for application in environmental management||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||solve problems relevant to environmental management using remotely sensed data and GIS.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Jensen, JR, 2013, Remote Sensing of the Environment: Pearson New International Edition: An Earth Resource Perspective (2e), 2nd edn, Pearson Higher Ed, USA. ISBN: 9781292021706.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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