GEOS 2821 – Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing

Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing

GEOS 2821  – Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing provides an overview of the use of digital geographic information and earth-resource imagery for a wide range of environmental applications including geology, vegetation and forestry, agriculture, oceanographic and regional and urban analysis. There has been a rapid growth in the use of digital spatial data in many areas of resource management and the environmental sciences. The aim of this course is to provide both a solid theoretical understanding and a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of geographic information systems and remote sensing in the analysis of digital spatial data, simple modelling using digital spatial data, and in decision support using commercially available software.

Session 1, 2017

6 units of credit

Hours per week: 4 - 2 hours lectures, 2 hours practicals, plus an overnight field trip.

Number of weeks: 12.

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Who should I contact?

Coordinator: Shawn Laffan

Are there mandatory activities for this course?

This course requires an overnight field trip. Students will incur personal costs of approximately $130.


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