Remote Sensing Classes
 
Undergraduate
 
GEOS 3334 Remote Sensing (3-credit hours)
Examining the nature of electromagnetic spectrum and its interaction with natural and man-made materials and the utilization of this interaction in sub-orbital and orbital remote sensing. The focus is on using remote sensing techniques for imaging and understanding the surface of the Earth. The course also focuses on processing and interpretation of remote sensing data obtained by passive and active remote sensing imaging systems.
 
Graduate
 
GEOS 5325 Remote Sensing (3-credit hours)
Examining the nature of electromagnetic spectrum and its interaction with natural and man-made materials and the utilization of this interaction in sub-orbital and orbital remote sensing. The focus is on using remote sensing techniques for imaging and understanding the surface of the Earth. The course also focuses on processing and interpretation of remote sensing data obtained by passive and active remote sensing imaging systems. The laboratory part of the course gives students experience with visual and digital image processing using a variety of software.
 
GEOS 5326 Remote Sensing Digital Image processing (3-credit hours)
Techniques of digital image processing for a variety of remote sensing data sets. The course focuses on extraction of statistical data from remote sensing imagery, radiometric and geometric correction, image enhancement and classification, and techniques for utilizing digital remote sensing data for change detection of the earth surface using ENVI, and ERDAS Imagine.
 
GEOS 5327 Applied Remote Sensing (3-credit hours)
Application of remote sensing techniques to solving real-world problems. Remote sensing techniques for processing and interpretation of remote sensing data such as digital photogrammetry, high spatial resolution panchromatic images and multi-spectral optical, radar, and lidar systems are also covered. The focus is on remote sensing of vegetation, water, urban landscape and geological materials. ERDAS Imagine, ENVI and ARC Infor/Arc View software are used.
 
GEOS 5328 Radar Remote Sensing (3-credit hours)
Principles and applications of orbital and sub-orbital, real and synthetic aperture radar remote sensing. The course discusses principles radar remote sensing, radargrammetry and single-path and repeat-path interferometry. Applications of radar remote sensing in geosciences, land use and land cover mapping, forestry and agriculture, urban analysis are also discusses.
 
GEOS 7327 Remote Sensing Workshop (3-credit hours)
An independent project designed and conducted by the student. The project develops and demonstrates student's competence in using remote sensing techniques in a substantive application to his/her field of interest. Projects may be developed in coordination with a local government, utility, business or other entity which uses remote sensing in operations and research. Formal presentation and a project report are required.