Courses and Training

Florida State University

Fall 2020
GLY 4751C Introduction to Remote Sensing, Air Photo Interpretation, and GIS for the Earth Sciences
GLY 5757C Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Air Photo Interpretation, and GIS for the Earth Sciences


Course Summary: This course is an introduction to the: 1) principles of electronic and photographic imaging acquired from aircraft and satellites; 2) physics of the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and materials of Earth’s surface; and 3) use of digital image analysis and GIS in the study of Earth resources and global change.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, students should be able to –

  • Describe what a Geographic Information System (GIS) is and how it is used in technical and non-technical applications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental GIS and remote sensing concepts, including competency in the use of common software (e.g., ArcMap, R) found in GIS and remote sensing workflows
  • Identify appropriate sources of available GIS and remote sensing data from private, non-profit, local, state, federal, and/or international entities based on a critical evaluation of the research or management question at hand

In Development:

Introduction to R for Ecological Questions (self-paced)

For those interested in ecology and conservation, this series of videos and exercises will provide a baseline for understanding the statistical coding language R. This open source language is a common tool used to address many research and management questions. Stay tuned for links to the course resources.

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