CE1304 – FUNDAMENTALS OF REMOTE SENSING AND GIS
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UNIT I EMR AND ITS INTERACTION WITH ATMOMOSPHERE AND
EARTH MATERIAL ` 9
Definition of remote sensing and its components – Electromagnetic spectrum –
Wavelength regions important for remote sensing – Wave theory, particle theory, stefan –
Boltzman and Wein’s displacement law atmospheric scattering, absorption –
Atmospheric windows – Spectral signature concepts – Typical spectral reflective
characteristics of water, vegetation, soil.
UNIT II PLATFORMS AND SENSORS 9
Types of platforms – Orbit types, sun synchronous and geosynchronous – Passive and
active sensors – Resolution concepts – Payload description of important earth resources
and meteorological satellites – Airborne and space borne TIR and microwave sensors –
Types of data products.
UNIT III IMAGE INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS 9
Types of image interpretation – Visual interpretation keys – Basic elements of image
interpretation – Digital image processing – Pre-processing – Image enhancement
techniques – Multispectral image classification – Supervised and unsupervised.
UNIT IV GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM 9
Introduction – Maps – Definitions – Map projections – Types of projections – Map
analysis – GIS definition – Basic components of GIS – Standard GIS soft wares – Data
type – Spatial and non spatial (attribute data) – Measurement scales – Data Base
Management Systems (DBMS).
UNIT V DATA-ENTRY, STORAGE AND ANALYSIS 9
Data models: vector and raster – Data compression – Data input by digitization and
scanning – Attribute data analysis and integrated data analysis – Modeling in GIS –
Highway alignment studies – Land information system.
Total: 45 TEXT BOOKS
1 Thomas, L.M. and Ralph, K.W., “Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation ”,
John Wiley and Sons, 2002.
2. Anji Reddy, M., “Text Book of Remote Sensing and Geographical information
Systems”, 3rd Edition, BS Publications, 2006.
1. Lo, C.P. and Yeung, A.K.W., “Concepts and Techniques of GIS”, Prentice Hall
of India Pvt. Ltd., 2002.
2. Burrough, P.A. and Rachael A.Mc. Donnell “Principles of GIS", Oxford
University Press, 2006.
3. Lan Heywood, “An Introduction to GIS”, Pearson Education Asia, 2000.
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