Forest Aerial Photography-Remote sensing

Course Information
TitleΔασική Αεροφωτογραφία-Τηλεπισκόπηση / Forest Aerial Photography-Remote sensing
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019462

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 79
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course745

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, students will have acquired the following knowledge and skills: ● Knowledge of aerial photo orientation and photo-mosaic creation. ● Photo-interpretation skills. ● Making measurements on aerial photographs (photogrammetry). ● Ability to read and create maps from aerial photographs. ● Acquire basic knowledge of pre-processing and analysis of multispectral satellite data.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Aerial Photography (AP) and the historical development of Remote Sensing. Fundamentals of radiation and characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum (radiation laws, parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, path of radiation, atmospheric effects, interaction of radiation with atmosphere and objects, categories of radiation scattering, spectral identity of objects). Aerial photography instruments and means of aerial photography planning (aerial photography systems, categories of aeroplanes, camera elements, focal length, filters, categories of cameras, flight map, flight time and altitude, ways of acquiring AP). Aerial photography geometry and scale (vertical and oblique AP, characteristics of AP, photo-stationary points and active surface, expressions of scale – point scale and average scale). Displacement, stereoscopic parallax, radial triangulation – Stereoscopic observation (the concepts of deformation and displacement in an AP, calculation of displacement and object height, the concept of depth, stereoscopic observation, types of stereoscopes, the concept of parallax). Principles of photointerpretation (basic concepts and stages of photointerpretation, basic elements and principles of photointerpretation – object recognition, support of photo-interpretation processes, use of stereograms). Horizontal and vertical measurements (measurement of angles, area distances in AP, measurement of heights using parallax and shadow length, direct and indirect measurements of forest parameters). Measurements of various parameters of trees and forest stands. Orthophotography, orthophotomaps (orthographic positioning of AP, advantages of using orthophotography, production of digital orthophotomap and orthophotomap). Basic principles of digital image analysis (satellite and aerial imaging, spectral indices, detection of changes through spectral index differences). Taking in situ reflectance measurements. Forestry applications of optical remote sensing data. The practical training is carried out with specialized scientific instruments, as well as with the use of specialized open-source computer software.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work180.6
Reading Assigment361.2
Written assigments58.52.0
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΤΗΛΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΗΣΗ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ – Μια προοπτική για τα φυσικά διαθέσιμα Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 59385303 Συγγραφέας: JOHN R. JENSEN Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1η Έτος Έκδοσης: 2015 Εκδότης: Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις ΕΜΠ ISBN: 978-960-254-700-7
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