Course Title: Advanced Imaging Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Imaging Technology

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: Simon Jones

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2419

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students would normally have completed Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry 2 or equivalent

Course Description

This course is an advanced unit in remote sensing and photogrammetry and covers a range of advanced imaging technologies and applications.
It includes a thorough coverage of image analysis techniques and a study of the following specialist topic areas:

Hyperspectral remote sensing
Image texture
Multi-angle observations
Feature extraction
Close range photogrammetry

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will provide students with a sound understanding of advanced imaging technologies and their application to problems in measurement and monitoring.

On completion of this course, student will understand the capabilities and limitations of close-range photogrammetry and be able to describe the main principles and practices used. They will have a sound understanding of several methods of feature extraction and their application to large and small scale imagery.

Students will develop skills in image analysis that can be applied in a range of remote sensing environments.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be delivered as a series of lectures and practical sessions. There will be a strong emphasis on learning by doing.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed References: Nil

Recommended References:

1. Introduction to Remote Sensing, Third Edition
by James B., Ph.D. Campbell
ISBN: 1572306408; 3rd edition (March 20, 2002)

2. Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and Airphoto Interpretation (6th Edition)
by Avery Thomas Eugene, Berlin, Graydon Lennis Berlin, Thomas Eugene Avery
ISBN: 0138610061

3. Spatial Uncertainty in Ecology: Implications for Remote Sensing and Gis Applications
by Carolyn T. Hunsaker (Editor), Michael F. Goodchild (Editor), Mark Friedl, Ted Case (Editor)
ISBN: 0387988890

4. GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Biogeography and Ecology (Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science, 626)
by A. C. Millington (Editor), Stephen Joseph Walsh (Editor), patrick Osborne ISBN: 0792374541

5. Land Use and Cover Change
by Ram Babu Singh (Editor), Jefferson Fox (Editor), Yukio Himiyama (Editor) ISBN: 1578081475

6. Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology
by Manfred Ehlers (Editor) ISBN: 0819442704

7. Congalton, Russell G., Assessing the accuracy of remotely sensed data: principles and practices, 1999, Boca Raton : Lewis Publications

8. Richards, J. A., Remote sensing digital image analysis : an introduction, 1999, 3rd ed, Springer

9. Atkinson, Peter M., Tate, Nicholas J., Advances in remote sensing and GIS analysis, 1999, Wiley

10. McGlone, J.Chris. 2004, Manual of Photogrammetry, 5th Edition, ASPRS, Maryland, USA, ISBN 1-57083-071-1,

11. Remote sensing for natural resource management and environmental monitoring, Ustin, Susan L., (2004) 3rd ed, Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons

12. Introductory digital image processing : a remote sensing perspective, Jensen, John R., (2005) 3rd Ed, Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall

13. Atkinson, K B. 1996, Close Range Photogrammetry and Machine Vision, Whittles Publishing, Caithness, Scotland.

13. Wolf, P.R. & Dewitt, B.A. 2000, Elements of Photogrammetry (with Applications in GIS), 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-292454-3.

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed by a combination of Assignments and student based learning projects in Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry.