Course: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

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Course title Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
Course code KGG/ZDPZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vysoudil Miroslav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Subject deals with: remote sensing and geographic information systems; raster versus vector data and their sources; conception of remote sensing and its foundations (resources of radiation, its interactions with surface and atmosphere, ways of acquiring data and their interpretation, referential data); multispectral, thermal and hyperspectral data; satellites in research of landscape operating in optical part of spectrum (history, programmes); satellites in research of landscape operating in microwave part of spectrum (history, programmes); viewing of digital data of remote sensing (rectification, contrast, spatial manipulation with data, classification, integration with vector data and integration of remote sensing into GIS); software means for work with remote sensing data; programme viewing the Earth and its natural environment; application of remote sensing data in geography and study of environment.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of discipline is to give survey of basic knowledge and principles acquire, processing and use of remotely sensed in geosciences.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in remote sensing.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Colloquium has written form, 60% of points in written test.
Recommended literature
  • (1994). ERDAS Field Guide. Atlanta: Erdas, Inc.
  • Dobrovolný, P. (1998). Dálkový průzkum Země : digitální zpracování obrazu. Brno: PřF MU.
  • Halounová, L., Pavelka, K. (2005). Dálkový průzkum Země. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT.
  • Jensen, J. R. (2000). Remote Sensing of the Environment : An Earth Resource Perspective. Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall.
  • Kolář, J., Halounová, L., Pavelka, K. (1997). Dálkový průzkum Země 10. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT.
  • Lillesand, T. M., Kiefer, R. W. (2000). Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • Pavelka, K. (1998). Dálkový průzkum Země 10 : operační systémy. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT.
  • Rees, G. (1999). The Remote Sensing Data Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Geography (1) Geography courses 3 Winter