Year / Semester: 
Six Months Course

The course objectives include:
• To understand the basic principles of remote sensing and GIS
• To understand the fundamentals of image interpretation


Remote sensing as a technology, history of remote sensing; electromagnetic energy and remote sensing; Present earth observation satellites and their specifications; Platforms, Sensors and RS data acquisition systems; Earth Resource Satellites; Image pre-processing; Image enhancement and image transformation; Image interpretation and classification; Microwave and thermal remote sensing; Photogrammetry and applications in Himalayan region; Introduction, Definition and concept of GIS; Components of GIS; Database organization; Projection System; Applications of GIS; Digital cartography and Global Positioning System.

Suggested Readings: 
  1. Bhatta, Basudeb. 2008. Remote Sensing And GIS (Hardcover) Published by Oxford University Press, Usa ISBN NO 13: 9780195692396 ISBN10: 019569239X
  2. Burrough, Peter A. and Rachael A. McDonnell. 1998. Principles of Geographical Information Systems. Published by Oxford University Press, Toronto. ISBN13: 9780198233657 ISBN10: 0198233655
  3. Clarke, Keith C. 2002. Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems, 4th ed., Prentice Hall Series in Geographic Information Science, Prentice-Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. ISBN NO: 0130460273
  4. Korte, George B. The GIS Book Published by On Word Press, Thomson Learning, Inc. ISBN NO: 0766828204
  5. Longley, P.A., M.F. Goodchild, D.J. Manguire, D.W. Rhind, Geographical Information System Volume I: Principal and Technical Issues Volume II: Management Issues and Applications Published by John Wiley & Sons ISBN NO: 978-0-471-73545-8
  6. O’Sullivan, David and David J. Unwin. 2003. Geographic Information Analysis Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, New Jersey ISBN NO 10: 0471211761 ISBN 13: 9780471211761
  7. Campbell, James B. 2006. Introduction to Remote Sensing, 4th ed., Published by The Guilford Press, New York, New York. ISBN NO: 9781593853198