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SPATIAL 7008 - Earth Observation

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 3920
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: SPATIAL 3010
Assessment: Practical exercises, written assignments and exam
Syllabus:

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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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

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


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24984 LE01 10 10 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
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24985 PR01 10 10 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 5pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 5pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite