Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis
Students should be able to acquire and manipulate imagery to enhance analysis of surface materials.
Students should be able to produce and evaluate a map of surface materials extracted from imagery.
How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:
Exams: The two exams in the course are open book because they are testing decision-making and application, rather than memorization. Questions on the exam focus on selecting and evaluating the correct technique or imagery to solve a problem. There are closed-book quizzes during the semester to serve as checkpoints of mastery of course content in preparation for the exams.
Final Project: The final project is an analysis of any Landsat image of the students' choice. The final project is a portfolio that includes their analysis of their own Landsat image and an associated write-up that demonstrates they can both execute and explain imagery analysis. Students get practice for the final project from the 6 lab exercises due throughout the course.