Geography/Earth Science 445 is the advanced course in satellite remote sensing that builds on material introduced in GEO/ESC 345. Techniques of digital image processing using ERDAS Imagine software are examined. The material includes satellite data interpretation, imagery preparation and manipulation, advanced digital image processing, transformations and advanced spectral analyses. The course requirements include exams, class participation, exercises and a project using original satellite images.
Lillesand, T.M. and R.W. Kiefer (2000). Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 4th ed., New York: John Wiley and Sons.
A variety of assigned readings from selected books and professional journals are the primary course reading material. The textbook is included as a reference.
Upper Midwest Environmental
NASA's Earth Observing System
USGS EROS Data Center
Remote Sensing Data
Federal Geographic Data Committee Metadata
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing