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GIS: Introduction to remote sensing

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: NGN235 | Sustainability related

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

Daily satellite images, micro-satellites, drone data, Google Earth, and LiDAR data are just some of the exciting data sources that are increasingly available to researchers and the public. Remote sensing data are an important input to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), for example, to detect land cover changes, to map forests and terrain with LiDAR data, and acquire images and 3D data with drones. This course gives an introduction to 2D (e.g., Sentinel-2 data) and 3D (e.g., photogrammetry from drones, airborne LiDAR) remote sensing data sources for terrestrial applications, goes into the theory behind remote sensing, provides information on data access, data analysis exercises, and looks towards future developments in the field. The course is a suitable introduction for those that are simply curious about the most common remote sensing data sources used today, and for those that see remote sensing as an important part of their future work.

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Tuition Fee

Please contact the department.
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

This course can be taken as an elective course and can be run either in English or Swedish.

Information about any active course or a course starting soon is found at including the schedule & course literature.

Registration: Admitted students will receive an email with registration instructions approximately one week before the course starts. 

Further questions about the course, reregistration, programs:


Department of Earth Sciences
Box 460
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Guldhedsgatan 5a

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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