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Training

Introduction to Remote Sensing

Topics included basic air photo interpretation, the electromagnetic spectrum, spectral response curves, sensor and image characteristics, image display, image transformations, image classification and data acquisition.

Day 1

Friday, August 26, 2011
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Room 486, UCSC
Santa Cruz
Lunch will be provided

Day 2

Saturday, August 27, 2011
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Room 486, UCSC
Santa Cruz
Lunch will be provided

COST: $500.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED


Instructor Information

Cindy Schmidt
Research Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center

Contact

Grant Lyon
grant@elkhornslough.org
831-345-5134

Sponsors

Description

See also: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Sustainable Human Systems

*This course was changed from Advanced Remote Sensing to Introduction to Remote Sensing.

Remote sensing plays a large role in geospatial analysis and the enhancement of geographic information systems. This course provided students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to develop a thorough understanding of the basic principles, techniques and applications of remote sensing.  Students learned about digital image acquisition, processing, display and analysis with a focus on environmental monitoring and natural resource management.  Emphasis was placed on the use of digital satellite image data. Topics included basic air photo interpretation, the electromagnetic spectrum, spectral response curves, sensor and image characteristics, image display, image transformations, image classification and data acquisition. 

Participants should have had introductory knowledge of Geographic Information Systems before attending this course.

Class format: approximately 50% lecture, 50% lab exercises.


Objectives:
1.   Develop an understanding of the basic principles, techniques and applications of remote sensing.
2.   Learn the basics of manual air photo interpretation
3.   Understand the physical basis of multispectral imagery and strength of working with multiple bands.
4.   Learn how to acquire and import multispectral imagery.

 

* For certified planners, 16 units of Certification Maintenance (CM) credits through American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) are available for this course. Those seeking such credits should contact us for more information.

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: Introduction to Remote Sensing
PDF, 86KB
Barry Nickel
CISR

Links

Center for Integrated Spatial Research
http://spatial.cisr.ucsc.edu

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org