Welcome to UGC Sponsored COP Courses - Geoinformatics
Principles of satellite remote sensing
Introduction To Remote Sensing: History And Concepts - Advantages Of Remote Sensing Over Conventional Surveys - Aerial Versus Satellite Remote Sensing
Electromagnetic Radiation: Physics of Remote Sensing - Energy Sources - Radiation
Principles - Energy Interaction with Atmosphere - (Atmospheric Windows,Scattering, Absorption) - Energy interaction with earth surface features-(Absorption, Transmission, Scattering & Reflection)
Spectral Response Patterns: Spectral Reflectance of Earth Surface Features in Different Wave Length Regions of EMR.
Principles of satellite remote sensing
Principles of Image Processing: Image Data Encoding and Decoding - Digital Image Formats (Band Sequential, Band Inter Leaved and Its characteristics).
Image Processing System: Software and Hardware Components (Input -Output Devices -Array Processor) - Software Documentation (Menu drives And Command Drives) Raster and Vector Files.
Radiometric Corrections in Image Processing: Need for Correction Error Models and Corrections (Due To Sensor, Haze, Sun Angle, Skylight) - Data Accuracy.
Geometric Corrections In Image Processing: Earth Curvature And Projection Methods - Satellite Pass System and Image Warpening - Skew Corrections -Resampling Interpolation Methods - Panoramic Distortion - Error Accumulation And Corrections - Data Accuracy.
Geographic information system
Introduction to GIS: Meaning and Usefulness of GIS Components of GIS - Computer Hardware, Software Modules and Organisational Context of GIS.Data Structure:
Data Structure in GIS, Type of Data (Points, Lines and Polygons)-Data Base Structures - Raster Data Structures and Vector data Structures - Data Conversion, (Vector to Raster and Raster to Vector)
Data Input, Verification, Storage and Output: Data Input Processes and Devices -Different Types of Entering Spatial and Non-spatial Data - Data Verification -Correction - Storage - Data output processes and devices. GPS: Concepts of GPS - GPS Instruments - Applications of GPS.
Remote sensing in geology and geohazards
Mineral and Rock Spectra: Spectral Properties Of Minerals And Rocks - Influence Of Physical And Chemical Properties of Minerals and Rocks Over Reflectance Spectra.Lithological Mapping: Classification Of Rock Types, (Igneous, Sedimentary And Metamorphic Rocks) - Manifestation of various rocks (In Field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images).
Fold Style Mapping: Types Of Folds - Geometry - Classifications - Recognition Of Folds In Field - Structural Trend Line Mapping (Using Aerial Photographs, Satellite Images, Resistivity Data, Air Borne Magnetic Data) - Deduction Of Fold Styles from structural trend line data
Lineaments / Faults Mapping: Joints, (Morphology and Classifications) - Faults, (Morphology and Classifications) - Manifestation of Faults (In Field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images) - Lineament Mapping and Analysis, Basin Tectonics.
Basic Principles Of Geomorphology.
Denudational Geomorphology: Need For Studying The Denudational Geomorphology - Process Of Weathering - Types Of Landforms - Their Expressions And Manifestations (In field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Image) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals And Management in Denudational Geomorphic Systems.
Tectonic Geomorphology: Need For Studying The Tectonic Geomorphology - Types Of Landforms - Their Origin and Manifestations (in field, Aerial Photographs And Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals And Management in Tectano Geomorphic Systems.
Fluvial Geomorphology: Need For Studying the Fluvial Geomorphology - Drainages(Classification, Morphology and Types) - Life Cycle Of River Systems -Constructional And Destructional Landforms( In Youthful, Mature And Old Stages) - Migratory Behaviour Of Rivers - Manifestation Of Fluvial Landforms (in field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals And Management in Riverine Systems.
Coastal Geomorphology: Need For Studying Coastal Geomorphology - Coastal Zone Processes - Classification Of Shorelines, - Constructional and Destructional Landforms( in Emerging, Submerging, Neutral and Compound Coasts) -Manifestations of Coastal Landforms( In Field, Aerial Photographs And Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals And Management Of Coastal Systems.
Aeolian Geomorphology: Need For Studying Aeolian Geomorphology - Processes In Arid Region Landform Types And Morphology, Manifestations of Aeolian Land Forms (in field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals and Management of Aeolian Systems.
Volcanic Geomorphology: Need For Studying Volcanic Geomorphology - Origin Of Volcanoes - Spatial Distribution Of Volcanoes Around The World - Different Volcanic Landforms and their Manifestations( in field, Aerial Photographs And Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards and Environmental Appraisals And Management Of Volcanic Systems.
Glacial Geomorphology: Need For Studying Glacial Landforms - Their Expressions (In Field, Air Photo And Satellite Images).
Remote Sensing in Geohazards: Neotectonics and Seisomotectonics - Landslides and Slope Stability - Soil Erosion and Reservoir Siltation - Soil Salinity - Flood Hazard Zonation - Coastal Erosion .
Remote Sensing in Soil and Landuse studies: Soil Mapping and Soil Conservation Remote Sensing in Land Use Studies : Definition - Concepts-classification (Indian and USGS) - Land Use Mapping - Planning - Land Evaluation.
Students per Intake: 30
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 10+2 Science Stream/ BSc with Geology
Exam Pattern: Annual