Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

NEWS 2008

Posted October 14, 2008

Event January 26 - 28, 2009

U of A Faculty of Extension Course: Applied Multidisciplinary Remote Sensing For Engineers, Geoscientists, Environmentalists and Others

A hands on, interactive, how to 3-day applied remote sensing course where participants will identify, describe and evaluate Canada's landforms, landscapes and Earth materials, conditions, environments, hazards, natural resources and infrastructures from interpreted 3-D airphotos, 2-D satellite images and multidiscipline maps. And with the interpreted data integrated in geographic information systems (GIS).

Participants will learn to identify landforms and from them infer the types and nature of earth materials (soils/rocks), their multidiscipline characteristics, properties and conditions necessary to assess their terrain suitability and behavior for different uses, studies and projects. Including locating, planning, exploring and developing diverse transportation routes, various sites, economic mineral deposits and energy resources (fossil fuel / renewable energy resources). Participants will analyze remotely sensed terrains in an introductory Down to Earth pdf booklet, and from a 680-stereogram manual of Canada's terrains.

Course instructors will describe case history examples that illustrate different remote sensing tools, techniques and objectives that incorporate multidisciplinary data integration using GIS technology. Short breaks in class terrain analysis include a lecture on satellite remote sensing of Mars features and a discussion of domestic and foreign aerial and space imageries that appear in wall posters.

Date: January 26 28, 2009
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Phone: 780-492-3116


c/o. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
7th Floor, Danadeo Innovation Center for Engineering
9211 - 116 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
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