AG1324 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 9.0 credits

Fotogrammetri och fjärranalys

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Introduction to photogrammetry & remote sensing

Photogrammetric sensors & systems

Photogrammetric orientation, geometric properties, system error and correction

Photogrammetric products: maps, DEMs orthophotos

Aerial surveying and planning , quality aspect

Digital Images and digital matchning techniques

Photogrammetry applications in cartography, GIS and civil engineering

Earth Observation satellites

Thermal remote sensing

Radar remote sensing

Digital image analysis: enhancement & classification

Remote sensing applications: selected examples

Intended learning outcomes *

This course intends to provide the basics in theory, models and applications of analytic and digital photogrammetry, as well as to give students an owerview of remote sensing concepts, the ways in which remote sensing systems are used to acquire data, how these data may be analyzed digitally, and how the information is used in various applications.

At the end of the course, students should have a good knowledge on how to acquire different types of remote sensing imagery and the basic algorithms to process and analyze remotely sensed images. Students should to be able to apply and develop photogrammetry for production of spatial data and for non-topographic applications, to plan aerial photogrammetric spatial data production and to analyze the resulting quality. Students should also be capable of undertaking basic digital image analysis.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

a) Eligibility to CSAMH program

b) AG1311 Graphic Information Systems

For single course students:

General eligibility for university studies in Sweden, i.e. completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish and English.

In addition, at least 6 ECTS in Graphic Information Systems corresponding to the course AG1311 or 6 ECTS in Physics.

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Lectures 22 h

Laborations 48 h

Other requirements for final grade *

Approved written examination
Approved laborations
Approved project report

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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First cycle

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