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On completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the physical principles of the visible, infrared and microwave section of the electromagnetic spectrum.
2. Comprehend the principles of operation of the main passive and active remote sensing techniques currently in use.
3. Propose suitable applications of remote sensing platforms or datasets for environmental monitoring.
4. Experiment with digital processing and analysis techniques using airborne and spaceborne data (e.g. lidar; multispectral data)
5. Understand the key role of remote sensing in heritage-themed research
Mapping and projections; Introduction to GIS; The electromagnetic spectrum; satellites and sensors; working with satellite data; true colour and false colour composites; band ratios; aerial photography; lidar introduction; processing and visualizing lidar data; sonar data; working with drones/UAV; photogrammetry
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Primary DegreeLearning Recommendations:
Some GIS experience is recommended
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Final essay, 3000 words on either a natural or cultural heritage issue concerned with remote sensing (to be confirmed)||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Group poster project based on data processing task (lidar)||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
UCD School of Archaeology operates a standardized feedback coversheet which is used in all assessments. Essay feedback will be in the form of this coversheet and a commented assignment, Poster feedback (by group) will be as coversheet only. The poster presentation assesses your ability to work in groups, and most importantly to derive useful information from primary data and to present it in a clear and informative manner. The final assessment is a more substantive piece of work and will assess your engagement with current research in the field.
|Dr Annalisa Christie||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|