Introduction to Geog 457 – Advanced Remote Sensing
What do we mean by “Advanced”
Many of the students taking this course have taken Geog 432 (Remote Sensing) and are looking to take their interest in Remote Sensing further. Geog 432 covers a large amount of materials and cannot “keep up” with some of the more contemporary or emerging topics or practices in Remote Sensing. Ge3og 457 is designed to extend student’s knowledge gained in Geog 432 as well as introduce applied topics in the field.
The course is intended to have students take a hands on approach in working with remote sensed data as well as other geospatial data and technologies. With this in mind, students will have several assignments throughout the course based on the lab content (as well as other assignments, lecture/lab midterms).
Geog 457 Framework
The course will start with a refresher of the topics students are expected to understand and implement from Geog 432 or other courses from other educational institutions, and then migrate through new materials. Scott will provide lectures and lab materials, but other experts in the field will also contribute lectures and labs. This keeps the content of the course fresh and contemporary.
The syllabus page will be updated as guest presenters are scheduled, as well as adjustments to the design and scope of the assignments and projects. Below is a starting list of the materials to be covered this semester – more to be added through the term.
Topics and todos
- Review of materials from Geog 432. Review lecture and Introductory lab – using familiar datasets (such as Landsat) and other datasets (such as Sentinel II)
- Remote Sensing topics not covered in Geog 432 – such as:
- Principal Component Analysis
- Filtering (smoothing, edge detection etc)
- Atmospheric correction
- Different types of satellite sensors – such as:
- Hyper Spectral
- Airborne remote sensors
- Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
- Ground penetrating Radar
- Structure for Motion (Drone – SFM)
- Object Oriented Classification (segmentation)
- Associated technologies – such as:
- Vector integration
- Ground Control Points
- 3D representation of data
- Digital Elevation products
- Web sharing of projects
- Data Management and Project Planning
- Themes for use of Remote Sensing – such as:
- Urban remote sensing
- Water balance (fresh, sea, ice, glacier)
- Inventory mapping
- Hazards mapping