GIS and Remote Sensing

An important tool when performing ecological and environmental analysis is GIS and satellites as providers of spatial data. The theory and application of satellite remote sensing will be covered in the course.


The lectures focus on the fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, reflection and absorption, satellite and sensor technology, map projections, and digital image analysis. The main features and principles of raster GIS will be covered. In addition the theoretical background of geographical positioning systems (GPS) will be given, along with practical use of GPS and its integration with GIS. The course emphasizes practical PC-exercises using the GIS software like IDRISI and ArcGIS Desktop with emphasize on application of the Spatial Analyst module extension. Exercises focus on basic GIS-operation, image processing and the use of remote sensing data. During the course students will collect field data and complete their own GIS-project.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master,Other
CountryNorway
Language of instruction
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
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End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEnvironmental scienceLife science (broad programmes)
Teaching placeTromsø
Tagsecologyenvironmentlogisticssatellitespatial dataanalysis
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