norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description GEO2001 - Remote Sensing (2003/2004)

ECTS Credits5
Duration1 semester (Spring)

This course teaches background theory and how to use digital images in mapping projects with emphasis on interpretation and the classification of multi-spectral data. Hands-on exercises train students in the basic skills of interpreting and classifying digital imagery with emphasis on satellite data and orthophotographs.


- Electromagnetic radiation;
- Interaction with the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface;
- Reflection;
- Sensors;
- Platforms;
- Image products;
- Rectification;
- Digital image processing;
- Image interpretation and classification of multi-spectral data;
- Accuracy assessment;
- Applications of satellite imagery;
- Integrated use of remote sensing and DTM/GIS.

Study MethodsLectures, Laboratory Work, Project Works
AssessmentOral Exam, individually (counts 30%)
Portfolio Assessment (counts 70%)
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsNone
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