GIS102 - Remote Sensing

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Subject Title
Remote Sensing

Subject Description
This course is designed to teach principles and applications of remote sensing at the introductory level. This science, which looks at the Earth from above, has made strides into commonplace use in recent times and the applications are useful to many professions including planners, environmental scientists, real estate, agriculture and many others. At the end of the course, the student should understand the basic principles of remote sensing, know how to use software to manipulate image data and perform preliminary interpretation of this data.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply fundamental principles of remote sensing.

2. Examine the history of remote sensing.

3. Discuss the application of GIS to aerial photography.

4. Explain the application of GIS to satellites and sensors.

5. Discuss the use of GIS in relation to Landsat.

6. Disuss the application of GIS to microwave remote sensing.

7. Discuss the application of GIS to image analysis.


Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
GIS100 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Topic Outline
Fundamental concepts of remote sensing

History of remote sensing

Principles of aerial photography

Satellites and sensors

Remote sensing systems: Landsat

Microwave remote sensing

Image analysis

Applications

Mode of Instruction


Online
This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.
Platform:  Desire2Learn

Prescribed Texts

Title Remote Sensing and Image Intrepretation
Author Thomas Lillesand, Ralph W. Kiefer and Jonathan Chipman
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Edition 7 Edition (2015)
ISBN 978-1118343289


Reference Material
None

Required Supplies
The required program for CVA 37 is QGIS, which is available for download at no additional cost at www.qgis.org. QGIS is available on Windows, MacOS X, Linux and Android."

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.


Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Online  
3 Assignments 50%
2 Tests 50%



MINIMUM PERFORMANCE FOR GRADUATION
No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the subjects required for graduation, the student has received a "D" grade.


Assignments
  • Assignments are dueon the date given by the instructor.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests.  

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
-spelling and punctuation are correct
-sentences are structured correctly
-main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
-work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
-work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
-up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.


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