Examines current satellite image acquisition systems, image display and enhancement, image geocoding and image classification and remote sensing applications in GIS. Digital image processing and analysis techniques are studied in theory and in practice using digital image processing software.
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Upon successful completion, the student should be able to:
Interpret remotely sensed images by using image analysis software for visual display and image enhancement.
Describe the electromagnetic spectrum and understand the various ways electromagnetic radiation interactions with matter.
Communicate the difference between spatial, spectral, temporal and radiometric resolution and determine optimal resolutions for particular applications and/or problems to be addressed.
Describe various scanning systems used in remote sensing.
Work with histograms and look up tables effectively.
Classify images using supervised and unsupervised classification.
Understand the concepts of atmospheric windows with respect to scatter and absorption and perform an atmospheric correction.
Discuss optical, thermal, and radar remote sensing and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each for particular applications.
Perform basic image pre-processing and processing techniques.
Effective as of Fall 2005
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