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Diploma in Remote Sensing Essentials

Gain the basic knowledge required to become a Remote Sensing Specialist, with this free online Remote Sensing course.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this free online course on Remote Sensing Essentials, you will be exposed to the key technologies utilised in satellite-based Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing. These key technologies will help you develop your understanding of how the earth's data or imagery are acquired and processed. You will also get insights into the distortions that can affect satellite images and how such distortions can be corrected.
Diploma in Remote Sensing Essentials
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
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This free online course on Remote Sensing Essentials will teach you the fundamentals of Remote Sensing. The course begins by introducing you to the key principles of Remote Sensing, including the historical development and types of Remote Sensing. You will discover how electromagnetic radiation interacts with vegetation and water. You will also be shown how satellite images are represented, and the various Remote Sensing platforms. In addition, the course briefly discusses the working operations of active and passive Remote Sensors, as well as the characteristics of some key satellite sensors.

Next, you will learn about the applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing. The course will show you the techniques of acquiring images from satellites and the key stages in the processing of satellite images. You will also discover the various software used in digital image processing, as well as the methods of Atmospheric Correction and Geo-Referencing. You will be taught about the various Nonlinear techniques used in enhancing the contrast of satellite images. Finally, the course will demonstrate how to use Digital Image Processing software in enhancing satellite images. 

If you are working towards being a Remote Sensing Specialist or want to refresh your memory on the Remote Sensing basics, this course is certainly for you. This course will give you the rudimentary knowledge of how information or images about the earth is acquired via satellites, as well as how the satellite images are processed. If you are looking to build a strong career in Geoscience or Remote Sensing, this course will go a long way to putting you on the journey to being a Remote Sensing professional. 

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