SPATIAL 3010 - Earth Observation III
|Contact:||Up to 5 hours per week|
|Available for Study Abroad and Exchange:||Yes|
|Available for Non-Award Study:||No|
|Assessment:||Exam, practical exercises|
Earth observation interprets image-based information gathered by space and airborne platforms using a wide range of sensors. This course examines the principles and application of remote sensing to a range of disciplines. Principles include the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the Earth's atmosphere and surface, spectral characteristics of earth surface materials, and the nature of imagery collected by a variety of earth-observation sensors. We discuss the use of spectral data to identify and characterise objects (minerals, soils, vegetation, water), produce thematic maps and monitor changes over time. The nature and application of specialised forms of remote sensing including gamma radiometry, hyperspectral, radar and thermal imagery are also considered. These data are relevant to a wide range of applications including geology, environmental and agricultural science. Information is extracted using digital image processing: correction, enhancement and classification of the digital data and its integration with geographic information systems and field data. Practicals use specialist image analysis software to give hands-on experience with the basics of digital image processing and application to specific projects.
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|Term||Last Day to Add Online||Census Date||Last Day to WNF||Last Day to WF|
|3920||Mon 12/08/2019||Sat 31/08/2019||Fri 20/09/2019||Fri 01/11/2019|
|Enrolment Class: Lecture|
|24981||LE01||102||49||30 Jul - 17 Sep||Tuesday||1pm - 2pm||Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room|
|31 Jul - 18 Sep||Wednesday||12pm - 1pm||Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre|
|8 Oct - 29 Oct||Tuesday||1pm - 2pm||Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room|
|9 Oct - 30 Oct||Wednesday||12pm - 1pm||Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre|
|Related Class: Practical|
|24982||PR02||40||18||31 Jul - 18 Sep||Wednesday||1pm - 4pm||Mawson, G12, Computer Suite|
|9 Oct - 30 Oct||Wednesday||1pm - 4pm||Mawson, G12, Computer Suite|
|24983||PR01||38||7||30 Jul - 17 Sep||Tuesday||2pm - 5pm||Mawson, G12, Computer Suite|
|8 Oct - 29 Oct||Tuesday||2pm - 5pm||Mawson, G12, Computer Suite|