Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Territoriale
Insegnamento 051264 - EARTH OBSERVATION
Docente Venuti Giovanna
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course aims at making students aware of 

1.  the physical principles involved at all stages of remote sensing, as well as of the more commonly used platforms, sensors and data collection methods.
2. the basic image processing techniques (preprocessing, rectification, classification etc.) used in remote sensing data analysis.

The ultimate goal is to stimulate students' interest in remote sensing data and activities, which play a critical role in understanding our changing environment and sustainable development

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Dublin descriptors

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Students will learn

- the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and its interactions with Earth surface materials and atmosphere;

- the general features of optical, radar and thermal data and their importance in remote sensing applications;

- the general features of image data, resolution, remote sensing platforms, sensors and common remote sensing satellite systems;

- the basic principles of image preprocessing (radiometric, atmospheric and geometric correction) technique.


Applying knowledge and understanding

Students will learn how to classify satellite images and to produce thematic maps


Making judgements

Students will learn to evaluate the accuracy of their results


Students will learn to report on experimental activities, to discuss the results obtained form the data analysis and quality assessment.

Lifelong learning skills

Students will learn a general processing scheme to derive useful information from Earth Observations

Argomenti trattati

Topics of the course are:

1. Introduction to remote sensing
2. Basic definitions and laws of electromagnetic radiation 3. Satellites, sensors and data formats
4. Geometric correction or georeferencing
5. Atmospheric influence and radiometric correction
6. Histogram manipulation
7. Template filters
8. Band algebra and vegetation indexes
9. Components Analysis
10. The classification problem
11. Clustering and unsupervised classification
12. Supervised classification

13. Environmental applications of Remote Sensing

14. The ESA SNAP Platform

 Exercises are based on the use of Remote Sensing software packages.



Modalità di valutazione

In order to assess student’s capabilities of applying what they have learnt ('Apply knowledge and understanding'), they have to select a case study (some case studies will be proposed by the teacher) and apply the proper data processing techniques and quality assessment strategies, according to the analysis goal ('Making judgements'). This work has to be presented to the teacher during the oral exam ('Communication'). Questions related to this presentation will be asked by the teacher who will evaluate in this way student’s awareness of the course topics (Knowledge and understanding'+'learning skills').



Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria Slides available on the Beep Platform https://beep.metid.polimi.it/
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria ESA Sentinel Portal https://sentinel.esa.int/web/sentinel/home
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria Sentinel Application Platform http://step.esa.int/main/toolboxes/snap/
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria USGS Landsat Portal http://landsat.usgs.gov//index.php
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaCampbell, J. B., Randoph H.W., Introduction to Remote Sensing, Editore: The Guilford Press, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaRichards, John A., Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis, An Introduction., Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2013

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 50:00 75:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

Note Docente
schedaincarico v. 1.6.5 / 1.6.5
Area Servizi ICT