Remote Sensing and Geographical Information

Instructor: Sudhir Gupta

Office: Room 214A

Email: sudhir [at] lnmiit . ac . in

Lectures: Mondays and Wednesdays 4.30 p.m - 6.00 p.m

                     LOCATION:  L3

Office Hours: Tue Fri 10.00 - 11.00 am

Other: Please see Below

National Stadium, Beijing (High resolution satellite image, spatial resolution = 0.8 m)


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Remote sensing is the small or large-scale acquisition of information of an object or phenomenon, by the use of either recording or real-time sensing device(s) that are wireless, or not in physical or intimate contact with the object (such as by way of aircraft, spacecraft, satellite, buoy, or ship). With the advancement in space technology, hundreds of terabytes of data are being gathered every day. Processing this data for various studies provides us with useful insights about the sensed body. In fact, NASAs moon mineralogy mapper on board Chandrayaan detected water on moon by remote sensing processing. A geographic information system (GIS) captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that is linked to location.

In this course, we will study the basics of remote sensing and GIS, some concepts, jargon, conventional algorithms, and case studies describing applications of remote sensing and GIS to a vast array of subjects. The students will use tools like ILWIS and OPENJUMP for processing various data. At the end of the course, students will use the remote sensing and GIS data available online in the public domain or will collect some (using hand held GPS, etc wherever possible) and process this date to demonstrate their understanding of remote sensing and GIS.

Prerequisites: None


Mid Sem 1: 20% , Mid Sem 2: 20%, End Sem: 30%, Assignments: 15%, Surprise tests: 5% , Paper Presentation: 10%

A minimum of 75% attendance will be required to attend mid sem and end sem examinations. No exceptions will be entertained.

Suggested Reading:

Lecture slides and notes for all topics will be available on this website in the schedule section



[27.04.2011]  Some questions for end term exam

[01.01.2011]  Welcome to the even semester!

[18.01.2011]  ILWIS User Guide Chapters and required data in links section