GEOG 460: Remote Sensing of the Environment


Geographic Information Science, Meteorology


GEOG 360 or MET 360.

Course Description

Computer-based methods for extracting useful information from remotely sensed data for geoscience/environmental applications; principles of digital image processing techniques including radiometric and geometric correction, image enhancement, image classification, and change detection; principles of the latest remote sensing technologies and their applications: LIDAR and GRACE.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the fundamental electromagnetic radiation principles and how modern satellite and airborne remote sensing systems work
  • Interpret aerial photos and satellite imagery and understand basics of photogrammetry
  • Apply basic techniques of digital image processing to extract meaningful information
  • Conduct change detection and perform accuracy assessment
  • Complete a remote sensing project from start to finish, write a report, and present the result orally.

Course Format

Lecture and laboratory.