REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Course Information
TitleΤΗΛΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΚΑ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΩΝ / REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CodeΝ237Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001888

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 50
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours234
Class ID
600120019
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of computers.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. know the basic principles of remote sensing and GIS and the main applications in agriculture, 2. be familiar with the common sources of geographic data and perform image photointerpretation, 3. handle the main tools of digital image processing and Geographic Information Systems softwares.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Technical details of aerial photography, principles of photogrammetry, electromagnetic spectrum, spectroscopy, spectral signatures of surface targets, photointerpretation, satellite remote sensing, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), cameras and sensors, technical details of image acquisition, digital image processing and enhancement, applications in agriculture and precision farming. Geographic Information Systems, geographic models, importing and exporting geographical data, data formats, spatial analysis, overlay analysis, proximity analysis, cartographic output, elements of thematic cartography, applications in agriculture and precision farming.
Keywords
remote sensing, satellites, mapping, GIS, geoinformatics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Educational geographical data for conducting laboratory exercises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of MS Powerpoint, ERDAS Imagine and ArcGIS in laboratory exercises in computers room. Use of eLearning.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures78
Laboratory Work26
Written assigments32
Exams4
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
75% written exams 25% individual project assignment (a set of exercises) - Exams on computer
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ν. Συλλαίος, Ι. Γήτας και Γ. Συλλαίος (2007). Εισαγωγή στα Γεωγραφικά Συστήματα Πληροφοριών και στην Τηλεπισκόπηση. Εκδόσεις Γιαχούδη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 544 σελ. (Κωδ. Εύδοξος: 7965)
Additional bibliography for study
Θ. Αστάρας (2011). Τηλεπισκόπιση - Φωτοερμηνεία στις γεωεπιστήμες, 2η Έκδοση. Εκδόσεις Αϊβάζη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 484 σελ. Σ. Μερτίκας (2006). Τηλεπισκόπηση & Ψηφιακή ανάλυση εικόνας. Εκδόσεις Ίων, 449 σελ. Κ. Κουτσόπουλος (2005). Γεωγραφικά Συστήματα Πληροφοριών και ανάλυση χώρου, 2η έκδοση. Εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου, 401 σελ. Τ. Lillesand, R.W. Kiefer, J. Chipman (2007). Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 6th edition. Wiley, 804 pages.
Last Update
25-01-2019