Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

Event Organisers: 

Faculty of Geo-Information
Science and Earth Observation
of the University of Twente

Venue City: 



ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente


22/04/2013 to 14/07/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Training Target Audience: 

The course is intended to train staff to function at the supervisory level in rapidly changing map and geo-information production environments. It focuses on state-of-the-art technology in the field of remote sensing and digital image processing for information extraction, as well as on its consequences for applications by GIS specialists. The course is targeted at staff from government agencies and private companies who have practical professional experience in remote sensing and/or photogrammetry and who wish to become familiar with state-of-the-art technology. GIS specialists who make regular use of digitally acquired spatial reference data and are interested in the source and accuracy of these data would also significantly benefit from this course.

Language of event: 

ITC, University of Twente

The task of managing land use and the Earth’s resources is becoming increasingly important owing to the rising world population and economic growth. To keep pace with demand, planners, resources managers and application scientists now make considerable use of frequently acquired high-resolution and/or multispectral images.

Sound application depends on the availability of up-to-date, reliable and well-structured information. Satellite images from various sensors and digital aerial photographs are often used as data sources, along with modern techniques such as laser altimetry. Technical means to reference and extract topographic and thematic information from these sources in semi-automated processing environments are continuously under development. It is essential to train the staff responsible for acquiring such reference data not only in established and upcoming techniques such as object-based classification but also in understanding the relevancy of the acquisition process and its reliability for current GIS specialists.



What will be achieved?

The aim of the course is to equip participants with practical knowledge of:

  • Acquiring and producing geospatial information by using digital and analogue remote sensing and digital image processing
  • The positional and thematic accuracy of this information and its relevancy in GIS applications.


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