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GIS 251 Remote Sensing II
Credit Hours:   4
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Use remote sensing tools to create aerial photography and data for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based natural resource mapping and monitoring. Explore non-photographic systems used for natural resource management, including satellite-borne sensors, radar, LiDAR, video, digital cameras, and various airborne multi-spectral and hyperspectral sensors. Data from these systems and aerial photography provide key inputs to GIS.

Prerequisites: GIS250

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain technical terms pertaining to Remote Sensing such as ground swath, across track scanning, along track (push broom) scanning, Thematic Mapper, and Landsat images and radar.
2. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the response/reflection between common surface materials (e.g. water, snow) and different wavelengths of EMR.
3. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the fundamentals of both wave and particle theory for EMR.
4. (Application Level) Use unit conversion methods to convert a length from one unit to another.
5. (Application Level) Calculate ground distance between two points on aerial imagery.
6. (Application Level) Calculate ground resolution of aerial imagery.
7. (Synthesis Level) Determine the appropriate imagery to solve a geospatial problem.
8. (Synthesis Level) Acquire and manipulate imagery to enhance analysis of surface materials.
9. (Synthesis Level) Produce and evaluate a map of surface materials extracted from imagery.
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/) &