ISRO offers a free 15-week course on Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System


The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Indian Institute for Remote Sensing (IIRS) are offering a free 15-week course in the basics of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation System (GIS). satellite (GNSS). The undergraduate course will begin January 24 and run through May 9.

The course constitutes 75 hours of learning spread over four modules, namely the basics of remote sensing, the global navigation satellite system, the geographic information system or GIS and the applications of geospatial technology, in accordance with the advice official.

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During the course, participants will learn the basics of remote sensing, Earth observation sensors and platforms, thermal remote sensing, spectral signatures of different land cover features and visual interpretation of images. , as well as hyperspectral remote sensing technology.

The course also includes various digital image processing techniques such as image rectification and recording, image enhancement techniques, image classification techniques, and accuracy assessment.

What will be taught in the four modules?

Remote sensing and digital image analysis: this module will include the basic principles of remote sensing, Earth observation sensors and platforms, the spectral signature of the different characteristics of the land cover, image interpretation, thermal and microwave remote sensing, digital image processing which includes the basic concepts of rectification and the techniques of recording, enhancing, classifying and evaluating accuracy.

Global Navigation Satellite System: Introduction to GPS and GNSS, Receivers, Processing Methods, Errors, and Accuracy.

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Geographic information system: GIS, databases, topology, spatial analysis and open source software.

RS and GIS applications: Agriculture and soils, forestry and ecology, geosciences and geohazards, marine and atmospheric sciences, urban and regional studies and water resources.

At the end of each module, the candidates will have to present themselves for an assignment or a quiz. The final exam will take place at the end of the course. Those who pass the exam will receive a certificate from the ISRO and IIRS based on the internal and final scores obtained by the participants.

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