Principles and techniques of satellite remote sensing. Application of satellite sensing to the study of Earth's land, oceans, and atmosphere.
Introduction to major research and application issues in geographic information systems (GIS). Themes include geodesy and georeferencing; uncertainty and error propagation; multicriteria/multiobjective decision making; introduction to surface analysis and spatial pattern analysis; change/time series analysis; GIS and society. Prerequisite: 01:450:321 or 11:372:362.
Understanding land dynamics through an examination of coupled human-environment systems; the development of land change studies and the theoretical and methodological challenges to linking biophysical, socioeconomic, and remote sensing/GIS analyses.