Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geoanalysis


Claudia Kuenzer




The lecture “Introduction to Remote Sensing” ensures that participants will gain a solid understanding of the following topics: the role of remote sensing in nowadays world, the potential of Earth observation derived information products for stakeholders and decision makers, basics of electromagnetic radiation and most important laws, history of remote sensing and image acquisition platforms ,satellite orbits and orbit geometry, current spaceborne sensors operating in the optical-, multispectral-, thermal-, as well as in the microwave domain (passive and active), impacts of the atmosphere, geocorrection of digital imagery, radiometric correction of digital images, image transformations for optimal data space exploitation, principles of image classification, image products validation, principels of time series analyses and big data, geodata concepts, geodata standards, geodata visualization, the job market for remote sensing and geo IT specialists.  This lecture will be closely linked with the lecture on “Earth Observation Applications”.



The lecture “Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geoanalysis” provides you with all theoretical knowledge you need to quickly enter the field of remote sensing and geoanalyses. An introduction to electromagentic radiation, radiation propagation and accentuation, important basic laws, and characteristics of different wavelength domains is followed by a comprehensive overview of the history of remote sensing, data acquisition systems, orbit characteristics and current sensors. We will then dive into topics such as the theory of earth observation data geocorrection, topographic normalization, and  atmospheric correction, before adressing the theory of image transformation, image classification, indix derivation, and time series analyses. You will furthermore get an insight into potential employers in the field of earth observation, remote sensing and geoinformation. Allthough this module is designed as a lecture, there will be enough time for interactive talk and discussion.

General Course News and Updates


Our EAGLEs in 2018 visited the German Aerospace Center, namely the Earth Observation Center, close to Munich. Various topics were presented by DLR scientist and the EAGLEs hat the chance to discuss various topics in small groups with individual scientists.

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New 2018 EAGLE students now online

Web presence of you new EAGLE students is online. Our new 2018 EAGLE students created their own webspace in order to present the group and each student individually. Have a look who started EAGLE this year, read about their background and interests - and especially...

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EAGLE welcome 2018

Our new EAGLEs arrived! We welcomed our new international EAGLE students from the US, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Ruanda or Germany for the upcoming winter term and introduced the lectures as well as the courses. In the evening we had a joint dinner to get to...

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EAGLE Internships

On Monday, 24th of September, at 1pm the following internship reports will be presented: Bharath: "Installation and Characterization of an imaging Spectrometer for the UAV-based remote sensing" Johannes: "Crop classification based on S1/S2 in...

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