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Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and GIS

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  • This course introduces students to the basics of remote sensing, characteristics of remote sensors, and applications in academic disciplines and professional industries.
  • The course will equip you with everything you need to get started within the field of Remote Sensing and GIS.
  • This should be your go-to course when it comes to understanding Remote Sensing and GIS, especially if you’re a beginner!
  • You are a beginner? Don’t worry, the course has been designed to start from the foundational principles of remote sensing and GIS such that a beginner will easily understand.
  • At the end of this course, you will understand and master the concepts of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information system (GIS).
  • You will be able to explain how Remote Sensing and GIS are relevant to solve real-world problems.

Introduction to the Course

1
This takes you through what you are expected to learn in the course.
5mins

Module 1 - Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

1
Basic Concepts and principles of Remote Sensing
5mins
The definition and types of Remote Sensing
2
Principles of Remote Sensing
4mins
Definitions and understanding of atmospheric scattering.
3
Definition and Understanding of Displacement of Electromagnetic Radiation
4mins
What happens when electromagnetic radiation is displaced?
4
Types of Atmospheric Scattering
6mins
Different types of how displacement happens to electromagnetic radiation in the atmosphere.
5
Application of Remote Sensing
9mins
What Remote Sensing can be used for?
6
Module one Quiz
5 questions

Module 2 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information System

1
What is GIS?
5mins
Definitions and concepts of GIS?
2
GIS Data Types
9mins
Different types of data in GIS
3
Applications of GIS
7mins
What GIS can be used for?
4
Module Two Quiz
5 questions

Module 3 - The integration of Remote sensing and GIS

1
How GIS complements Remote Sensing
6mins
The Harmonization between Remote Sensing and GIS
2
Module Three Quiz
5 questions

Module 4 - Remote Sensing Platforms

1
Sensor and Sensor Types
5mins
Definition of Sensor and the different types of sensors
2
Characteristics of Image Data
7mins
Explains the different types and use of data characteristics.
3
Module Four Quiz
5 questions

Module 5 - Remote Sensing Platforms

1
Introduction of Remote Sensing
4mins
2
Ground Based Platform
5mins
This deals with sensors that acquire data from the ground surface.
3
Air borne based Platform
4mins
This deals with sensors acquiring image data from the atmosphere.
4
Space based Platform
7mins
This deals with sensors acquiring images from space.
5
Module Five Quiz
5 questions

Module 6 - Imagery Download and Image Restoration

1
Imagery Download
9mins
How to download Remote sensing Imagery
2
Image Restoration
6mins
Image Restoration Concepts and types.
3
Types of Image Restoration Techniques
9mins
Types of image rectification in detail.
4
Image Rectification Principles
3mins
Principles that deal with Image Rectification
5
Module Six Quiz
5 questions

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