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Remote sensing and GIS techniques can be used for generating development plans for the watershed area in consonance with the production potential and limitation of terrain resources, and can also be used for assessing the impact of these measures before actual implementation in the field.

Language: English

Pages: 323

Author: Dr. K N Tiwari, Dr. C Chatterjee, Prof. N K Gontia, Dr. Susanta Kumar Jena

 Price: Free

Outlines of Remote Sensing and GIS Application

 Module I: Introduction and Concepts of Remote Sensing

 Lesson 1: Introduction to Remote Sensing

  • Definition and Concepts of Remote Sensing
  • History of Remote sensing and
  • Modern Remote Sensing Technology Versus Conventional Aerial Photography
  • Remote Sensing Processes

Lesson 2: Energy Sources and Interaction

  • Sources of Energy
  • Energy Interaction with Atmosphere
  • Data Acquisition and Interpretation
  • Advantages of Remote Sensing
  • Limitations of Remote Sensing

Lesson 3: Remote Sensing Applications

  • Introduction
  • Applications of Remote Sensing Technology


Module 2: Sensors, Platforms and Tracking System

Lesson 4: Sensors Characteristics

  • Remote Sensing Sensors
  • Classification of Remote Sensing Sensors
  • Sensors Parameters and Resolutions

Lesson 5: Sensors and Tracking System

  • Optical Infrared Sensors
  • Microwave Sensors
  • Scanning Mechanism

Lesson 6: Remote Sensing Platforms

  • What is a Platform?
  • Types of Platforms

Module 3: Fundamentals of Aerial Photography

 Lesson 7: Basic Principles of Photogrammetry

  • What is Aerial Photograph?
  • Types of Aerial Photos
  • Basic Geometric Characteristics of Aerial Photographs
  • Photographic Scale
  • Ground Coverage of Aerial Photograph

Lesson 8: Stereoscopy and Photogrammetry

  • Definition of Stereoscopy
  • Stereoscopic Vision
  • Stereoscopes
  • Orientation of Photographs and use of Stereo Pairs
  • Parallax and altitude Determination

Lesson 9: Image Interpretation

  • Visual Image Interpretation of Photographs and Images
  • Elements of Visual Interpretation
  • Interpretation keys
  • Generation of Thematic Maps

Module 4: Digital Image Processing

 Lesson 10: Digital Image

  • Introduction to Digital Image
  • Image Rectification and Restoration
  • Image Rectification and Resolution
  • Radiometric Correction and Noise Removal

Lesson 11: Pre Processing Techniques

  • Image Reduction and Image Magnification
  • Color Compositing
  • Image Enhancement
  • Image Manipulation

Lesson 12: Image Classification

  • Supervised Classification
  • Unsupervised Classification
  • Fuzzy Classification

Lesson 13: Classification Accuracy Assessment

  • Classification Accuracy and Classification Error Matrix
  • Data Merging
  • GIS Integration

Module 5: Microwave and Radar System

Lesson 14: Microwave Remote Sensing

  • Microwave sensor
  • Antenna
  • Passive Microwave Sensors
  • Active microwave sensors

Lesson 15: Radar Systems

  • Real Aperture Radar
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Scatterometer

Module 6: Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Lesson 16: Introduction to GIS

  • Definition
  • Components
  • Architecture

Lesson 17: Application of GIS

  • Contributing Disciplines
  • Work Flow
  • Standard Software
  • Applications of GIS

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Module 7: Data Models and Structures

 Lesson 18: Data Models

  • Spatial Data
  • Attributes and Measurement Scales

Lesson 19: Data Model Classification

  • Raster Data
  • Vector Data

Lesson 20: Data Structures

  • Introduction
  • Conversion between Data Models and Structures
  • Different use of the Data in GIS
  • Intra-Format Conversion
  • Inter-Format Conversion
  • Errors-ion Data Conversion

Module 8: Map Projections and Datum

Lesson 21: Map Projections

  • Introduction
  • Describing and Measuring the Earth,

Lesson 22: Coordinate and Datum System

  • Introduction
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Datum
  • Geometric Distortions and Projection Models

Lesson 23: Projection System

  • Projection System
  • Projection Specification

Module 9: Operations on Spatial Data

Lesson 24: Map Algebra

  • Concepts of Map Algebra
  • Local Operations

Lesson 25: Spatial Data

  • Neighbourhood Operations

Lesson 26: Vector and Raster Map Algebra

  • Vector
  • Raster
  • Raster versus Vector
  • Raster Calculator
  • Application of Raster Calculator
  • Raster Calculator Example
  • Characteristics of Vector Data

Module 10: Fundamentals of Global Positioning System (GPS) 

Lesson 27: GPS

  • Components of GPS
  • Working Principles
  • Timing and Ranging
  • How GPS Works?

Lesson 28: GPS Application

  • GPS Error
  • Sources of Error
  • Accuracy
  • Application of Global Positioning System

Module 11: Applications of Remote Sensing for Earth Resources Management

Lesson 29: Agriculture and Forestry

  • Crop Type Mapping
  • Crop Monitoring and Damage Assessment
  • Mapping of Forest Resources and Species Identification
  • Forest Fire Mapping

Lesson 30: Land Use and Land Cover Mapping and Change Detection

  • Land Cover Mapping
  • Land use Land Cover Change Detection

Lesson 31: Soil Mapping and Soil Erosion Estimation

  • Soil Mapping
  • Soil Erosion Estimation and Best Management Practices
  • Best Management Practices

Lesson 32: Water Resources and Flood Damage Assessment

  • Water Resources and Water Quality Detection
  • Flood Inundation Delineation and Damage Assessment


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