Digital Image Processing


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This course is designed to meet the digital imagery exploitation needs of a wide variety of GIS personnel. It focuses on the extraction of land cover/use information from two commonly available image types: 4-band aerial orthoimagery and medium-resolution satellite imagery. The exercises will emphasize the no-cost imagery from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM), Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), and Landsat 8-9 Operational Land Imager (OLI) moderate-resolution imagers, and the Multi-Spectral Instrument (MSI) sensor on the Sentinel-2 satellite. Digital orthoimagery from the U.S. Department of Agriculture NAIP Program will also be explored. The course introduces foundational terms and concepts through a series of lessons and then exercises written for ArcGIS Pro (and Google Earth Engine, optional) that give students the opportunity to apply and practice what they have learned.

Certificate: This course can be used as a specialization for the Professional GIS Certificate or can be taken individually. It is NOT a required course for the Certificate.

Offered: typically Spring (session 2), Summer (session 4), Fall (session 6). Session dates.

Length: 14 weeks.

Textbook: None.

Credit Version: None.

Cost: $1000

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