Course Content (Syllabus)
Characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum (electromagnetic radiation models, radiation path, atmospheric effects, interaction with the objects of the earth's surface). Historical development of Remote Sensing (aerial photography, satellite imagery, sensor types). Image display (hardware, formats, software, spatial-temporal-spectral-radiometric resolution, metadata). Image correction (systematic errors, geometric - atmospheric - topographic corrections). Image enhancement (filters, texture analysis) and mosaicking. Image analysis and thematic information extraction (creation of thematic maps). Vegetation indices, image classification (supervised, non-supervised) and thematic map accuracy assessment. The practical work is done using the ERDAS Imagine software.