Imaging the Environment

Subject GEOM30009 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hrs of lectures and 2 hrs of practical work per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 451-105
Core Participation Requirements:

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Joseph Leach

Subject Overview: This subject will introduce students to the use of imagery in the mapping of both human and natural environments. Both aerial photography and satellite imagery will be use to illustrate the techniques of measurement and interpretation by which both spatial position and semantic content can be extracted from image data.

On successful completion students should be able:

  • To allow students to understand those characteristics of different image techniques which allow information to be extracted from the image
  • To allow students to understand how image data can be used in mapping, monitoring and managing both human and natural environments
Assessment: Five short practical reports due across the semester ( 8% each, 40%) totalling no more than 5000 words and a 3-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)
Prescribed Texts: Photogrammetry, 2nd Ed, Karl Krauss, de Gruyter, 2007
Lillesand, Kiefer and Chipman Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation. Fifth Ed. Wiley and sons, 2003.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students will have:

  • The ability to apply knowledge of basic science fundamentals
  • The ability to communicate effectively, not only with other scientists but also with the community at large
  • The ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • The ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
  • An expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, capacity to do so
  • The capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
  • Openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Environmental Science
Environmental Science
Marine Biology
Master of Engineering (Geomatics)
Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems

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