Photogeology

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims at introducing students to the concept of fotogeology and at giving them methods and techniques of remote sensing to describe and analyze the natural elements of the physical landscape thus supporting geological studies.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will have learnt how to analyse aerial photos, othophotos and satellite imagines, how to extract geomorphological and geological information from these data, and how to combine such materials with the ones from traditional field surveys
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Introduction to Fotogeology and Remote Sensing
Photos and imagines: features and differences
Platforms and sensors
Platforms (satellites, aerial vehicles, drones-UAV)
Sensors
Imagines acquired by different sensors and their applications
Active and passive remote sensing
Processing of digital imagines through different software (open source as well)
Study cases: applications of remote sensing to support geological studies
Prerequisites for admission
Cartography and topography, GIS
Teaching methods
The course will be done by both lectures and technical practical activities
The exam will be oral
Teaching Resources
The slides of each lesson are available at the Ariel web site and they are in English language, instead lessons are in Italian
Assessment methods and Criteria
At the end of the course, students will have learnt how to analyse aerial photos, othophotos and satellite imagines, how to extract geomorphological and geological information from these data, and how to combine such materials with the ones from traditional field surveys. At the exam the students present and discuss a short project they developed by applying fotogeology and remote sensing techniques to solve problems in the field of earth sciences.
GEO/04 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
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