MASC 321: Principles of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


Principles of remote sensing. Electromagnetic Radiation. Interaction of Light with atmosphere and surfaces. Satellite observation systems. Principles of image processing. Digital Image Processing – acquisition, correction, calibration and interpretation. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. Satellite-based positioning systems. Datum and map projections. Digitization. Database management systems. Spatial analysis. Data visualization (maps). Data quality and documentations.