RMS451 - Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

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Subject Title
Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

Subject Description
Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information about an object, without being in direct physical contact with the object, hence, used to remotely monitor and measure biophysical characteristics and human activities on Earth. This subject seeks to introduce methods of extracting biophysical and land use/land cover information from remote sensor data to solve important real-world environmental problems. This course seeks to provide a basic understanding of the application of remote sensing technologies to resource management, urban planning, environmental monitoring & assessment and environmental remediation.

Credit Status
This is a required credit in the ETM/EMT Diploma Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the characteristics of electromagnetic radiation and how this energy interacts with vegetation, soil, rock, water & urban infrastructure on the earth’s surface.
  2. Describe how the electromagnetic energy (both, reflected or emitted) is recorded using a variety of remote sensing instruments (e.g., cameras, multispectral scanners, RADAR, LIDAR, etc.);
  3. Distinguish passive and active remote sensing technologies and determine the appropriate use of each of these technologies.
  4. Perform data capture, storage, analysis, and output in a GIS software package with remote sensing application tools.
  5. Demonstrate how remote sensing can be applied to various environmental projects.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.