Task
What is remote sensing being used for? By whom? And Why? Answer these questions by attending the lectures, reading the core material and completing the self-assessment exercises. A useful approach to analyse remote sensing is a SWOT analysis.
Remote Sensing of Geomorphology and Landscapes
[ ppt ]
Source: Trodd N, 2004. Remote sensing of geomorphology and landscapes.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Remote Sensing of Kalahari Environment
[ ppt ]
Source: Trodd N, 2003. Remote sensing of Kalahari environment.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Earth Observation by Remote Sensing
[ pdf ]
Source: Trodd N, 2003. Earth observation by remote sensing.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
SWOT Analysis
[ ppt ]
Source: Trodd N, 2005. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to remote sensing for Earth observation.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Task
What are the principles on which we develop applications of remote sensing? What data are captured? Your task is to examine remote sensing as a source of geodata for mapping & monitoring the Earth. Complete the task by attending the lecture and working through the online tutorial.
Remote Sensing for Earth Observation
[ ppt ]
Source: Trodd N, 2004. Remote sensing for Earth observation. GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
What is Remote Sensing?
[ URL ]
Source: Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing. Introduction: what is remote sensing?, in Fundamentals of Remote Sensing. <http://ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/resource /tutor/fundam/index_e.php> URL last accessed 2-12-2007.
Task
Your task is to develop skills to display multispectral Earth observation data. Watch the video on image processing and/or attend the lecture to find out how to enhance images and display true and false colour composites. Complete the task by developing skills to display and enhance imagery in ERDAS Imagine and/or ESRI ArcGIS.
Image Processing
[ video ]
Source: National Remote Sensing Centre. Image processing. Farnborough, Hampshire: NRSC Ltd.

Basics of Raster Data - ArcGIS
Displaying Raster Data - ArcGIS
Processing Raster Data - ArcGIS

Source: ESRI Virtual Campus. Basics of Raster Data (for ArcGIS 10), Displaying Raster Data using ArcGIS 10, Processing Raster Data using ArcGIS 10. Redlands: ESRI. <http://training.esri.com/> URL last accessed 24-2-2012.
Importing Landsat data - ArcGIS
[ pdf ]
Source: Trodd N, 2012.  Importing and preparing a Landsat MSS/TM/ETM+ image in ArcGIS.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Displaying a DEM - ArcGIS
[ pdf ]
Source: Trodd N, 2010.  Displaying a DEM in ArcGIS.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Getting Started with Erdas Imagine
[ pdf ]
 
Task Your task is to develop skills of visual image interpretation. Read the summary, attend the lecture, work through Nick Short's interpretation of a Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper image and complete the practical exercises. Then test your image interpretation skills in the CCRS quiz.
Visual Image Interpretation
[ URL ]
Source: Trodd N, 2004. Elements of visual image interpretation.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Creating and Interpreting Colour Composites
[ ppt ]
Source: Trodd N, 2004. Creating and interpreting colour composites.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Image enhancement - ArcGIS
[ pdf ]
Source: Trodd N, 2010.  Image enhancement in ArcGIS Image Analysis.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Image interpretation - ArcGIS
[ pdf ]
Source: Trodd N, 2013.  Image interpretation in ArcGIS Image Analysis.GeoImaging and GeoInformatics.
Enhancing Single- and Multi-band Imagery - Imagine
[ pdf ]
Source: Trodd N, 2008. Modified from IS Ltd (2005) Information extraction, Module 1 in Image Processing Course for ERDAS Imagine. Tunbridge Wells: IS Ltd.
Displaying Multiband Composites - Imagine
[ pdf ]
Source: Trodd N, 2008. Modified from IS Ltd (2005) Spectral mapping, Module 2 in Image Processing Course for ERDAS Imagine. Tunbridge Wells: IS Ltd.
Image Processing and Interpretation
[ URL ]
Source: Short NM, 2006. Image processing and interpretation - Morro Bay, California, Section 1 in The Remote Sensing Tutorial. Greenbelt MD: NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre. Pp 1-11. <http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect1/Sect1_1.html> URL last accessed 2-12-2007.
e-Tutorial: Image Interpretation Quiz
[ URL ]
Source: CCRS. Tutorial: image interpretation quiz. <http://ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca /resource/tutor/iquiz/index_e.php> URL last accessed 2-12-2007.