Fundamentals of Remote Sensing


Course Description

The document is divided into the following chapters: Introduction, Sensors, Microwaves, Image Analysis, Applications, and more. Each chapter includes descriptions, definitions, graphics, and diagrams. Additionally, each chapter ends with a short answer review question along with its answer.

This tutorial on remote sensing technology and applications is designed primarily for late high school or early university students. Some previous exposure to science, mathematics and environmental studies is a definite advantage.

This tutorial is structured as a course, with each section building on the concepts introduced in the sections and chapters. The numerous images and graphics, as well as interesting facts, help explain and illustrate difficult concepts. Each chapter also includes several questions and quizzes to test the reader’s understanding of the subject matter. These quizzes may serve as excellent reviews of each chapter. Informative and sometimes humorous facts in the “Did You Know?” pages are designed to complement the associated section with anecdotes and examples of how remote sensing is used throughout the world.

Covering the material in the tutorial prepares the reader for visiting and appreciating the rest of the CCRS website, wherein technical and research articles on most remote sensing topics can be found. An extensive glossary of remote sensing terminology and other educational modules are also available and may be of interest to the student or teacher.

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Basic Skill Requirements


Natural Resources Canada
This material was produced by the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.

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