GMSK300 Satellite Mapping
Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .
Course responsible: Øystein Bjarne Dick
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: EN, NO
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Last time: 2015V
Lectures: Pixel representation and image formats. Satellite mapping and GPS. The use of GPS for control point determination. The use of matching for controlling the geometric accuracy of satellite images. Satellite image stereo-photogrammetry. Automated terrain model production. Digital terrain models in raster format. 3D-visualisation. The use of imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). Interferometrical use of SAR. Fourier transformation of images.
Exercises: Exercise 1: Determination of the structure of picture files with unknown formats. Import, processing and converting of image files. Exercise 2: GPS-based determination of ground control points and control of the result using an image-matching technique. Exercise 3: Digital terrain models in raster format.
Excursion: A visit to Norwegian Defence Research Establishment Norwegian Computing Centre) and the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo.
After completing the course, the student is to have obtained substantial knowledge about and have practical experience with a limited number of selected techniques that are relevant for use in connection with satellite mapping.
The lectures form the foundation for methods and techniques and ensure that theory and practice are linked together through relevant examples. The exercises help the students to acquire practical skills in connection with the methods and techniques covered in the lectures. The excursion supplements the other teaching and provides knowledge of relevant practice and relevant problems.
Teaching support will be given primarily in connection with that part of the structured teaching that is set aside for exercise guidance. It will also be possible to communicate directly with the course teacher by appointment during office hours.
Selected articles and other documents, which will be made available during the course.
Exercises and excursion.
The continuous assessment includes a written test and a practical test. The final examination is oral.
Total structured teaching: 104 hours. Exercise work without direct supervision: 96 hours. Individual study: 100 hours.
Special requirements in Science
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Lectures: 34 hours. Exercises: 60 hours. Excursion: 8 hours. Continuous assessment: 2 hours.
Minimum 5 students
The external examiner will assess the continuous assessment arrangements and participates in the final oral test for each individual candidate.
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