Remote Sensing & GPS
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Six Months Course

"Remote sensing is the science (and to some extent, art) of acquiring information about the Earth's surface without actually being in contact with it. This is done by sensing and recording reflected or emitted energy and processing, analyzing, and applying that information." This course will introduce remote sensing, Satellites & Sensors and GPS.


Unit 1: Remote Sensing

Introduction to Remote Sensing

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Components of RS : Spectral Response, Push Broom, Whisk Broom

Resolutions: Spatial, Spectral, Radiometric, Temporal

Unit 2: Satellites and Sensors

Single Band


Unit 3: GPS : Global Positioning System

Concepts of GPS

Types of GPS

GPS Errors and Correction

Application of GPS: Location, Height, Track, Navigation, Timing

Suggested Readings: 
  1. Campbell, James B. 2006. Introduction to Remote Sensing, 4th ed., Published by The Guilford Press, New York, New York. ISBN NO: 9781593853198
  2. Jensen, John R. 2005. Introductory Digital Image Processing, A Remote Sensing Perspective, 3rd ed. Published by Prentice Hall Series in Geographic Information Science, Prentice-Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. ISBN NO: 9780131453616
  3. Jensen, John R. Remote Sensing Of The Environment (2nd Ed.). Published by Dorling Kindersley India (2006) ISBN NO 10: 0131889508 ISBN 13: 9780131889507
  4. Lillesand, Thomas M., Ralph W. Kiefer, and Jonathan W. Chipman. 2004. Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 5th ed., Published by John Wiley and Sons, Toronto. ISBN