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GIS 250 Remote Sensing I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Labs, 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Introduction to digital remote sensing and satellite imagery analysis, including 1) fundamental principles of remote sensing with an emphasis on the theoretical and applied realms of the discipline; 2) physics of electromagnetic radiation, digital photogrammetry, image interpretation, spatial resolution, airborne and space-borne sensors and image classification; and 3) reinforcement of concepts through laboratory exercises and field work.

Prerequisites: GIS102

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain technical terms pertaining to Remote Sensing such as spectrum, channel band, electro-magnetic radiation (EMR) and additive and subtractive primary colors.
2. (Application Level) Use the Greek alphabet.
3. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the primary, important bands of electro-magnetic radiation (EMR) in the spectrum.
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain types of interactions between EMR and matter.
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze and identify distinguishing characteristics of the different types of EMR reflection/scatter.
6. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the difference between EMR windows (band passes) and blinds (blocks).
7. (Analysis Level) Explain how and why electromagnetic radiation interacts with the earth's surface at different wavelengths.
8. (Analysis Level) Analyze and differentiate between active and passive remote sensing.
9. (Comprehension Level) Explain how satellite and airborne platforms record and store data.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
URISA (http://www.urisa.org/)

ESRI (http://www.esri.com/) &

GISCI (http://www.gisci.org/)

NCGIA (http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/) &