Remote sensing and Geographical Information System are becoming more and more popular among the civil engineers, architects and urban planners. It is, mainly because of its character of being open-source; in other words, the data is available for free, the application for processing data and generate results are also free. What important here is, to have a purpose for applying knowledge gained through learning this course-work. A learner must have a mission to address a societal issue. Without a target, the learning of this course can go in vain and in the absence of constant practising, it will undoubtedly result in wastage of time and resources. It is because technological advancement is a continuum, and new tools are introduced now and then.
Enrol today, and get going with experiencing the excitement of empowering knowledge of using these technologies.
An enrolled learner must attempt all quizzes and score a minimum of 70% to pass each of the daily exams. At the end of the course work of five days, the learner must submit a mini-project showing ability to perform operations based on learning in the course duration. Both attainments will enable for certification of successful completion.
Day - 1: Introduction to Remote Sensing
On first day, we will explore and learn about the system of remote sensing by means of an introduction. We will attempt to answer a few questions - What are the types of operational stages in the remote sensing as a whole? What kind of sensors are used? What is an image and what kind of information it has? and so on.
Day - 2: Introduction to QGIS
On second day, we will get introduced to an open-source tool that is available for downloading and usage. It has extensive features that really empowers a used in the operations related to geospatial techniques.
Day - 3: Working in QGIS for Remote Sensing
Day three brings us an insightful understanding about the details of image data. Understanding the type of image and data/information it is carrying plays a very important role in making its application.
- 13. Images and bands of images
- 14. Interpretation of objects from images
- 15. Band composition operation – creating overlay of images
- 16. Indices and its interpretations
- 17. Real Colour composite and False Colour composite images
- 18. Measurement of pixels from Images and interpretation
- Quiz – Day || 3
Day - 4 : Introduction to Geographical Information System (GIS)
Exploration over GIS will be dealt on fourth day of the course. It will enable a learner to understand the concept and use of commands as well as different tools to perform several operations, given a purpose.
- 19. Concept of GIS – images and database
- 20. Types of data in GIS
- 21. Creating data elements in QGIS
- 22. Assigning properties (attributes) to created elements in QGIS
- 23. Creating shapes and using it on remotely sensed images
- 24. Clipping of image (project area) using shape files
- 25. Extracting contours using images & its measurements using GIS
- 26. Extracting hill slopes using images & its measurements using GIS
- Quiz – Day || 4
Day - 5 : Generating data for reference
The fifth day bring us with creating our own spatial technology based project data set. We will explore the aspects related to creating and obtaining data for further manipulation in reference to the global coordinate system. Once, a customized data set is prepared with interventions, we will also be able to generate professional level maps to make interventions and develop understanding to make decisions.
Day - 6 : Project work
Let us check what we have gained out of the week-long learning. A final quiz and submission of a mini-project to ensure the skills acquired. At the end of this day, a big thank you for interest with a certificate of accomplishment. The journey begins for more exploration and gaining empowerment.