Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Seminar - 2nd semester


a) Achieve scientific and technical skills on acquisition, integration, operation and spatial analysis using geographic information tools for visual analysis of digital image processing and GIS
b) Achieve scientific and technical skills on modeling geographical, environmental and land development phenomena using GIS
c) Develop project solutions on acquisition, integration and spatial analysis of geographical information, integrating Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
d) Develop project solutions for modeling geographic, environmental, and land development phenomena using GIS

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Raquel Faria de Deus


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



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1] LILLESAND, Thomas M., KIEFER, Ralph W. & CHIPMAN, Jonathan, Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 7ª Edição, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2015, pp. 59-217; 485-697.
[2] LONGLEY, Paul A., GOODCHILD, Michael F., MAGUIRE, David J. & RHIND, David W., Geographical Information Systems, vols. 1, New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1999, pp. 371-580.
[3] STARS, Jeffrey L., ESTES, John E. & MCGWIRE, Kenneth C., Integration of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2010, pp.134-155.

Teaching method

Three methods area used:
a) Sessions with theoretical exposition with simultaneous practice of intensive computacional applications (exercises);
b) Session tracking the various stages of developing a project in Remote Sensing and GIS;
c) Forum on e-learning system.
In class teaching.

Evaluation method

To each student is required:
a) Conducting exercises directed to the project: 30% of the final grade;
b) Development of a project to solve a problem: 70% of the final grade.

Subject matter

1.General introduction to geographic information extraction from aerial and orbitals imagery; i)Theoretical principles (resolution, scale, primitive image analysis and interpretation, interpretation keys); ii)Structuring of legend in levels of information oriented to geodatabases; iii)Coordinate systems and transformations between different coordinate systems; iv)Geo-referencing; v)Editing/vectorization; vi)Validating information; vii)Topology.2.Visual analysis of very high spatial resolution imagery data acquisition for GIS: i)Visual image analysis and editing/vectorization; ii)Validating information; iii)Topology.3.Visual analysis of medium-resolution satellite image data acquisition for GIS: i)Enhancement; ii)Methods of global transformations; iii)Filtering; iv)Image fusion; v)Visual image analysis and editing/vectorization; vi)Validating information; vii)Applying topology.4.Development of an integrated project of Remote Sensing and GIS by applying the computational content 1,2and3.


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