Learn how to process satellite imagery with state-of-the-art computing tools to help others.
This course will introduce students to remote sensing systems and how this evolving field might be applied to supporting the public good.
We will study the basics of remote sensing and methods of processing data with state of the art and open source cloud resources. Through a review of pertinent projects, we will see how these techniques and understanding can be made relevant to issues of public concern, such as environmental monitoring, land use, water usage and urban development.
Students will work in teams to define and design a semester project that makes use of lessons learned applied to a new problem setting.
This project is supported by grants from Google and Planet.
Students will exit this course with powerful new skills and an appreciation of how software can be applied to the greater good. Student group projects will result in project posters that are displayed on the course project site and can be used for conference presentations if desired. Well-designed code will be included in a public GitHub code repository and made open source.
|Length of commitment||One semester|
|Start time||Spring 2021|
|Level of collaboration||Small group project (2-3 students)|
|Benefits||Academic Credit for course ART543|
|Who is eligible||Anybody who has basic college math and computer skills and desire to learn new things. Juniors/Seniors|
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