GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING
- History and development of GIS, Hardware requirement, System concepts, Coordinate systems. Type of data - Spatial and non- spatial data, Vector and raster, Files and data formats, Data compression.
- Spatial analysis, Data retrieval, Query, Overlay, Vector and Raster data analysis, Digital elevation model – DEM – Cost and path analysis. Sources of errors, Types of errors - Elimination – Accuracy.
- Concepts and foundations of remote sensing- electromagnetic spectrum, spectral signatures, remote sensing systems. Elements of photographic systems - Basic principles of photogrammetry – relief displacement.
- Remote sensing platforms and sensors - Satellite system parameters, sensor parameters, The Indian Remote Sensing Program. Visual Image Interpretation - Digital Image Processing
- Applications of GIS and remote sensing in survey, mapping, natural resources management, land use and transportation planning, water resources engineering, geology and environment.
- Thomas. M. Lillesand and Ralph. W. Kiefer, Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
- Burrough P.A., Principles of GIS for Land Resources Assessment, Oxford Publication, 1980.