Course Overview

Remote sensing is the art and science of making measurement of an object or phenomena on the earth without making physical contact.  Remote sensing is an important component of the geospatial technology. Remotely sensed data such as aerial photos, satellite images, LiDAR images, and Radar images have been used in various fields. This course focuses on introducing theoretical, technical, and applied aspects of remote sensing as a tool for monitoring and managing earth resources.

Emphasis on: electromagnetic radiation transfer, spectral signature concept, elements of image interpretation, various remote sensing platforms, photogrammetry, data acquisition and mission planning, and introduction to image processing. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to become familiar with remote sensing concepts and functions, perform remote sensing image interpretation, and be able to conduct basic image processing.

Who Should Attend

The course is targeted at professionals who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and remote sensing in their organization in the field of civil engineering, survey, geography, geology, hydrology, archeology, meteorology, oceanography, urban planning and intelligence.

Additional Information

UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Professional Development Program


Basic understanding of GIS concepts.
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