Introduction to Earth Observation

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Earth Observation
Department Name: Centre for Geographical Analysis


This introductory course is aimed at beginners who need instruction in basic remote
sensing functions such as data acquisition, pre-processing and classification. Participants will also be exposed to more advanced applications of remote sensing such as object-based image analysis (OBIA), hyperspectral remote sensing and Radar. Upon completion, participants will undertake an examination in order to demonstrate a clear understanding the basic principles of earth observation, the electromagnetic spectrum, digital data, image resolution, satellite systems, pre-processing techniques and classification and will have the ability to apply these concepts in ENVI.

Entry Requirement: Grade 12/Matric Certificate
Certificate Type: Competence
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: J Eichhoff
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Latest Year Offered: 2024