10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This unit introduces both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) both important tools to aid in our understanding of the earth system. GIS are computer systems for the storage, display and manipulation of geographical data. Remote Sensing (RS) refers to the science of identification of earth surface features and estimation of their geo-biophysical properties through the detection of electromagnetic radiation. The module will cover the main concepts related to handling RS/GIS data on a computer and introduce a range of practical applications of RS/GIS in research, industry and commerce.

Staff Contact: Kate Findlater
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: 2,000 word practical assessment

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