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This course explores the use of data from earth orbiting satellites for monitoring and analyzing the state of the environment from local to regional scales. It provides practical experience in data analysis from a range of earth observation sensors to obtain information on surface properties in 3 dimensions. The derived information can be used for further analysis in Geographic Information Systems.
Upon completion of this course students will both be able to take advantages and understand restrictions by using data of earth observation satellites. Students will be able to access free satellite data and undertake simple to medium-complex data analysis tasks making use image analysis software and programming. A full data analysis chain will be designed for an individual research project from planning the data acquisition to the presentation of results in a report.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
RP: GEOG205, GEOG313
Students must attend one activity from each section.
WeightingsAssessment name Weighting Due date (if known)Lab 1 10% 10%Lab 2 10% 10%Lab 3 10% 10%Lab 4 10% 10%Lab 5 10% 10%Lab 6 10% 10%Project proposal 15% Data analysis report 25%
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See the Masters in GIS website for further information
Recommended preparation: GEOG208 or GEOG313
Domestic fee $1,054.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.