Remote Sensing, onGEO-RS (required certificate course)
This online course presents the technical and methodological skills needed to interpret various types of aerial images as a source of information in a variety of applications, including geography, forestry, urban planning, recreation management, crop and soil science, among many others. Lab exercises will utilize an extensive set of digital aerial images displaying a wide variety of environments (urban, rural, residential, agricultural, et cetera) where students can practice the interpretation skills discussed in the online lessons and apply them to decision-making across a variety of disciplines. This course was formerly referred to as “RS-N003” and is now listed as “RS.”
This 7-week course is eligible for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).
SCECH Credits: 60
Certificate: This course is required for the Professional Certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Science)
Offered: Spring (session 1), Summer (session 3), Fall (session 5). Session dates
Textbook: Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 7th Edition by Thomas M. Lillesand, Ralph W. Kiefer, and Jonathan W. Chipman, 2015. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. NY. (ISBN: 978-0-470-05245-7). Recommended (not required).