CE1304 – FUNDAMENTALS OF REMOTE SENSING AND GIS

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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.

REFERENCES
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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