Distance - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis (04-Geom-A5)


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Course Description:
04-Geom-A5 Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
Basic physical principles of electro-optical, infra-red and microwave remote sensing; spaceand air-borne sensor systems, active and passive sensors; properties of digital image data; radiometric processing including correction of instrumental artifacts and atmospheric corrections; geometric corrections and registration. Concepts of terrain extraction from space-borne sensors. Image statistics. Radiometric enhancement including histogram matching; Fourier representation of image data; image pyramids; geometric enhancement including spatial filtering, edge detection and enhancement; multispectral transformations including IHS, principle component analysis and vegetation indices; overview of remote sensing image interpretation; thematic classification and clustering; supervised classification including minimum distance and maximum likelihood classification; accuracy assessment of classification. Concepts of hyderspectral image analysis. 
Recommended Text(s):
Prime Texts:
  • Lillesand T.M., and R.W. Kiefer, Remote sensing and image interpretation. 4th ed, John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
  • Ryerson R.A., (ed.), Manual of remote sensing. 3rd ed, Wiley, 1996.
Supplementary Texts:
  • Avery T.E., and G.L. Berlin, Fundamentals of remote sensing and airphoto interpretation. 5th ed, Maxwell Macmillan International, 1991.
  • Jensen J.R., Introductory digital image processing: a remote sensing perspective. 2nd ed Prentice Hall, 1996.
  • Richards J.A., and X. Jia, Remote sensing digital image analysis: an introduction. 3rd ed Springer, 1999.
  • Mather P.M., Computer processing of remotely-sensed images: an introduction. Wiley, 1988. 
  • Schowengerdt R.A., Remote sensing - models and methods for image processing. 2nd ed, Academic Press, 1997.
  • Leberl F.W., Radargrammetric image processing. Artech House, 1989.
French Textbooks:
  • Bonn & Rochon, Précis de télédétection, volume 1: Principes et méthodes. Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1992.
  • Caloz & Collet, Précis de télédétection, volume 3: Traitements numériques d'images de télédétection. Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2001.
  • Girard & Girard, Traitement des données de télédétection. DUNOD, Paris, 1999.
  • Henri Maitre, Le traitement des images. Hermès Sciences, Paris, 2002.  
*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.
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The distance education program works as follows:

  • Each course is 8-12 weeks in duration.
  • You will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material via the internet. In addition, you will receive practice problems and assignments very similar to the associations' past exams.
  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week. The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions answered as well. A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature.
  • Each set of assignments must be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed assignment will be marked and returned by your instructor.
  • Upon completion of the assignments, you will be sent a final exam. It is recommended that you try to simulate the actual exam conditions (i.e., no aids and a time limit) when writing it. You will then submit this final exam for review and marking.
  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and assignments. Please remember that each course has 8-12 weeks duration and set dates for assignments to be submitted and a set date to submit the final exam. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.
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