CE2024 REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES AND GIS L T P C
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To introduce the students to the basic concepts and principles of various components of remote
sensing. To provide an exposure to GIS and its practical applications in civil engineering.
UNIT I EMR AND ITS INTERACTION WITH ATMOSPHERE & EARTH MATERIAL 9
Definition of remote sensing and its components – Electromagnetic spectrum – wavelength
regions important to remote sensing – Wave theory, Particle theory, Stefan-Boltzman and
Wein’s Displacement Law – Atmospheric scattering, absorption – Atmospheric windows –
spectral signature concepts – typical spectral reflective characteristics of water, vegetation and
UNIT II PLATFORMS AND SENSORS 9
Types of platforms – orbit types, Sun-synchronous and Geosynchronous – Passive and Active
sensors – resolution concept – Pay load description of important Earth Resources and
Meteorological satellites – Airborne and spaceborne TIR and microwave sensors.
UNIT III IMAGE INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS 9
Types of Data Products – types of image interpretation – basic elements of image interpretation
- visual interpretation keys – Digital Image Processing – Pre-processing – image enhancement
techniques – multispectral image classification – Supervised and unsupervised.
UNIT IV GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM 9
Introduction – Maps – Definitions – Map projections – types of map projections – map analysis –
GIS definition – basic components of GIS – standard GIS softwares – Data type – Spatial and
non-spatial (attribute) data – measurement scales – Data Base Management Systems (DBMS).
UNIT V DATA ENTRY, STORAGE AND ANALYSIS 9
Data models – vector and raster data – data compression – data input by digitization and
scanning – attribute data analysis – integrated data analysis – Modeling in GIS Highway
alignment studies – Land Information System.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
1. Lillesand, T.M., Kiefer, R.W. and J.W.Chipman. (2004). Remote Sensing and Image
Interpretation. V Edn. John Willey and Sons (Asia) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. Pp:763.
2. Anji Reddy, M. (2001). Textbook of Remote Sensing and Geographical
Information System. Second edn. BS Publications, Hyderabad.
1. Lo. C.P.and A.K.W.Yeung (2002). Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information
Systems. Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. Pp:492.
2. Peter A.Burrough, Rachael A.McDonnell (2000). Principles of GIS. Oxford University
3. Ian Heywood (2000). An Introduction to GIS. Pearson Education Asia.