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GIST 8118 - GIS Remote Sensing

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$725.43 - $739.95 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 63995

Tue Apr 10 - Tue Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 10 - Jun 26 Online

Instructor

Mike Hill

Course Outline

Cost

$725.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. **IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. See "How do I write my GIS online final exams?" at https://www.bcit.ca/construction/gisresources/faq/studentspt.shtml. For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml Students must check your my.bcit.ca e-mail account for start-up instructions sent upon registration of this course. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 4-6 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Most online courses require a textbook. You can search for your course textbook at : www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ If no textbook is listed, course material will be provided via e-mail.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 34248

Thu Sep 06 - Thu Nov 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 22 Online

Instructor

Mike Hill

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$739.95

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. **IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. See "How do I write my GIS online final exams?" at https://www.bcit.ca/construction/gisresources/faq/studentspt.shtml. For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml Students must check your my.bcit.ca e-mail account for start-up instructions sent upon registration of this course. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 4-6 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Most online courses require a textbook. You can search for your course textbook at : www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ If no textbook is listed, course material will be provided via e-mail.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

GIST 8118 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Full-time   Advanced Diploma
  3. Geographic Information Systems
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Diploma
  4. Geographic Information Systems
    Full-time/Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Technology

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