ISRO to offer free online course on Remote sensing, GIS and GNSS technology and their applications

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is inviting applications for a free course titled “remote sensing, GIS and GNSS technology and their application”. It’s a 15 week free online course and can be attended by undergraduate students either registering for an individual course or for all three courses.

The course will start on 20 January 2021 and will be performed till May 5 2021. The last date to enroll for the course is 31 January 2021.

The course will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) on the SWAYAM platform and has been approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Students will also see a practical demonstration using free and open-source software in this course. On completing the course students will receive credit points.

The course constitutes 77.5 learning hours spread across three modules namely Basics of Remote Sensing, Global Navigation Satellite System, and Geographic Information System and Applications of Geospatial technology. The syllabus and the lecture content is modified every year by the faculty based on the feedback received and the emerging trends in the technology.

The course which is being offered by ISRO has four modules these are:

Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis: In this course, students will be taught basic principles of remote sensing, earth observation sensors and platforms, spectral signature of different land cover features, image interpretation, thermal, and microwave remote sensing. Additionally, they will also learn about digital image processing, which entails rectification and registration, enhancement, classification and accuracy assessment techniques.

Global Navigation Satellite System: This entails learning about GPS and GNSS, receivers, processing methods, errors and accuracy.

Geographical Information System: This module will teach about GIS, databases, topology, spatial analysis and open-source software.

RS and GIS Applications: This module is about agriculture and soil, forestry and ecology, geoscience and geo-hazards, marine and atmospheric sciences, urban and regional studies, and water resources.