Geography 403:

Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis

Lab Syllabus, Spring 2007

 

Lab Location: Bolton 435 and Bolton 581

Lab Sections: 801: Wed. 10:00am - 11:50am; 802: Thu.1:00pm - 2:50pm

Lab Homepage: http://www.uwm.edu/~gar2/Geog403_07.htm

 

TA: Greg Rybarczyk

Office: Bolton 441

Office Hours: Wed.12:00noon-1:00pm; Thu. 3:00pm-4:00pm; or by appointment

Telephone: 229-5818

Email Address: gar2@uwm.edu

Class Reflector: geog-403@uwm.edu

 

 

 

Objectives and Introduction

Labs provide hands-on opportunities for you to enhance your knowledge learned from lectures and readings, and to build up your skills in RS related tasks.

The first several labs are exercises on basic concepts of remote sensing and will not be using computers; later with most of the time you are specifically expected to get familiar with using IDRISI Kilimanjaro , a PC-based image processing software; and lastly, ERDAS IMAGINE, a more advanced image processing program will be briefly introduced.

 

Logistics

٭You need to have a calculator with scientific notation, hand lens, eraser, #2pencil and colored pencils (purple, green, red, yellow and brown), and several CDs to hand in assignments.  

٭Required software have been installed on machines in Bolton 581 as well as other public campus computer labs.

٭Image data required are downloadable at the lab website before each lab:

  http://www.uwm.edu/~gar2/Geog403_Assign.htm

*Each data file is self-extracting and will create a folder C:\temp\Geog403\ (if not existing) for the extracted files automatically when you open it.

٭No lab manual. Handouts for each lab will be passed out at the beginning of each lab, and are also downloadable online for you to preview.

٭Only lab materials are allowed to be printed out using the lab printers, excluding the on-line IDRISI tutorial (under software Help menu), which you can print out at your own cost at public labs, in case you are not comfortable with reading it on the screen.

*In addition, a D2L site has been set up for the labs to check grades, progress, and chat with fellow classmates.

*A class reflector has also been developed to facilitate communication among students

 


Notices

٭All notices on the main course syllabus of Prof. Wu are applicable to the lab.

٭Each assignment is due at the beginning of the following lab, unless otherwise noticed(Lab #1, #3, #7). You will be given 1 week to finish a regular lab or 2 weeks for harder ones (Check the schedule below.).  For each week an assignment is handed in late, 1 point will be deducted.

*Excessively late work will result in a grade of zero unless special permission from the TA or Prof. Wu is obtained.

 

 

 

Geography 403Labs Tentative Schedule (Spring 2007)

(Check online for updated information)

Week

Dates

Handouts (PDF)

Data

Due

Note

1

January 24 January 25

Lab #1 Introduction to Image Interpretation. (10 points)

 

Same Day

BOL 435

2

January 31
February 1

Lab #2 Air Photos as Quantitative Data (25 points)

 

February 7 February 8

BOL 435

3

February 7
February 8

Lab #2 continued

 

 

BOL 435

4

February 14
February 15

 

Lab #3 E-M Emission and Multi- spectral Reflectance (15 pts)

 

February 21

February 22

BOL 435

5

February 21

February 22

Lab #4 Introduction to IDRISI (20 points)

Lab#4

February 28

February 29

 Bol 581

6

February 28

March 1

Lab #5 Image Processing with IDRISI (30 points)

Lab#5

March 14

March 15

 Bol 581

7

March 7

March 8

Open Labs (Midterm)

 

 

 Bol 581

8

March 14

March 15

Lab #6 GIS applications

(20 points)

Lab#6

March 28

March 29

 Bol 581

9

March 21

March 22

Spring recess

 

 

 

10

March 28

March 29

Lab #7 Thermal and Microwave Remote Sensing (15 points)

 

Optional Exercise (extra 7 pts)

Lab#7

April 11

April 12

Bol 581, Optional Exercise Data

11

April 4

April 5

Lab #8 Agriculture and Forestry (15 points)

Lab#8

April 11

April 12

 Bol 581

12

April 11

April 12

Lab #9 Weather and Climate (15 points)

Lab#9

April 18

April 19

 Bol 581

13

April 17

April 18

Open Labs (Preparation for grad projects)

 

 

 Bol 581

14

April 25

April 26

Lab #10 Urban and Land Use (20 points)

Lab#10

May 2

May 3

 Bol 581

15

May 2

May 3

Lab #11 Geology and Soils  (15 points)

Lab#11

May 9

May 10

 Bol 581

16

May 9

May 10

Open Labs

(Preparation for grad. project)

 

 

 Bol 581

 

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