GMBB300 Remote Sensing, Raster Graphics and Landscape Visualisation

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Misganu Debella-Gilo

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk, norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:Total structured teaching: 104 hours. Exercise work without direct supervision: 96 hours. Individual study: 50 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.

About this course

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.

Learning outcome

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 mapping-techniques based on various types of remote sensing from airborne and spaceborne platforms.
  • 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.
  • GMBB100
  • Overall assessment with a project assignment (counts for 50% of the grade) and writte exam (counts for 50% of the grade). Grading scale A-F.
  • The external examiner will assess the continuous assessment arrangements and participates in the final oral test for each individual candidate.
  • Exercises and excursion.
  • Minimum 5 students
  • Lectures: 34 hours. Exercises: 60 hours. Excursion: 8 hours. Continuous assessment: 2 hours.
  • Letter grades
  • Special requirements in Science