Remote Sensing, onGEO-RS (required certificate course)

Download Syllabus from MSU's GoogleDocs

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).

CEUs: 6.0
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).

How to Register: You can easily register via the onGEO Store. Select the course you want to take from those listed in the store and follow these instructions (MSU GoogleDoc).

Register Now for RS

News | Contact Us | Online Offerings