Remote Sensing


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This online remote sensing 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.

Certificate: This course is required for the Professional GIS Certificate.

Offered: Spring (session 1), Summer (session 3), Fall (session 5). Session dates.

Length: 7 weeks.

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).

Credit Version: Geo 324 (online or lecture versions).

Continuing Education: This class is eligible for 6.0 Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs) and 60 Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

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