SFR406 - Remote Sensing of the Forest Environment

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SFR 406 2019 | Course Schedule and Content

Lecture / Discussion materials & Demo / Lab Data are posted in the Course folder on Box.
The ‘Remote Sensing Tutorial‘ material is available on-line from Natural Resources Canada (or download PDF)

The table below shows the topics covered during each session, with links to content and due dates for assignments:

WKDayDateSessionPrepContentDue
1TuSeptember 3, 2019Lec, 11-12Intro to Remote Sensing (video)
Lec. 1 Worksheet
Lec 1: Course Intro
ThSeptember 5, 2019Demo, 11-12Tutorial Ch.1 (Introduction)Demo 1: Stereoscopy
ThSeptember 5, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 1 Data DownloadLab 1: Digital Image Stereoscopy
2TuSeptember 10, 2019Lec, 11-12Intro to Air Photos (video)
Lec. 2 Worksheet
Lec 2: Aerial Imagery
ThSeptember 12, 2019Demo, 11-12Tutorial Ch.2.6Demo 2: Air Photo & Map Scale
ThSeptember 12, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 2: Digital Image MeasurementsSG1: Exploring Imagery
3TuSeptember 17, 2019Lec, 11-12Imagery Sources (video)Lec 3: Image Acquisition
ThSeptember 19, 2019Demo, 11-12Demo 3: Image Search & Download
ThSeptember 19, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 3: Flight PlanningSG2: Scale & Measurements
4TuSeptember 24, 2019Lec, 11-12Image Displacement (video)Lec 4: Digital Photogrammetry
ThSeptember 26, 2019Demo, 11-12Demo 4: Ground 3-D Tree Photos
ThSeptember 26, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 4 Data DownloadLab 4: UAS Canopy Photos
5TuOctober 1, 2019Lec, 11-12Lec 5: Unmanned Aerial Systems
ThOctober 3, 2019Demo, 11-12Demo 5: UAS Acquisition
ThOctober 3, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 5 Data DownloadLab 5: UAS Image Point CloudsSG4: Learn about Landsat
6TuOctober 8, 2019Lec, 11-12Tutorial Ch. 2 (all)Lec 6: Remote Sensing Systems
ThOctober 10, 2019Demo, 11-12Register an account on the USGS Earth ExplorerDemo 6: Earth Observing Data
ThOctober 10, 2019Lab, 12-2Term Project InstructionsLab 6: Study Area Map Data
7TuOctober 15, 2019No Class(FALL BREAK)
ThOctober 17, 2019Demo, 11-12Tutorial Ch. 4.1Demo 7: Image InterpretationSG3: Color & Interpretation;
Radiolab Podcast
ThOctober 17, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 7: Multi-band Image CompositesTerm Project Title
8TuOctober 22, 2019Lec, 11-12Lec 8: Digital Image Processing
ThOctober 24, 2019Demo, 11-12Tutorial Ch. 4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5Demo 8: Image Processing Workflow
ThOctober 24, 2019Lab, 12-2Download ImageryLab 8: Spectral Vegetation Indices
9TuOctober 29, 2019Lec, 11-12Tutorial Ch. 4.6, 5, 5.2.1, 5.6.1Lec 9: Land Cover/Use Classification
ThOctober 31, 2019Demo, 11-12Demo 9: Supervised Classification
ThOctober 31, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 9: Forest Cover Type MapsTerm Project Study Area Map and Abstract
10TuNovember 5, 2019Lec, 11-12Lec 10: Accuracy Assessment
ThNovember 7, 2019Demo, 11-12Demo 10: Reference Data Error Matrix
ThNovember 7, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 10: Map EvaluationLab 9 Report: Land Cover Classification
11TuNovember 12, 2019Lec, 11-12Forest Disturbance (video)Lec 11: Forest & Land Cover Change
ThNovember 14, 2019Demo, 11-12Change Detection (video)Demo 11: Change Detection Methods
ThNovember 14, 2019Lab, 12-2Tutorial Ch.5.2.2, 5.6.2Lab 11: Forest Cover Change AnalysisLab 10 Report: Accuracy Assessment
12TuNovember 19, 2019Lec, 11-12Lec 12: Introduction to Lidar
ThNovember 21, 2019Demo, 11-12Demo 12: Lidar Point Cloud Methods
ThNovember 21, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 12: Individual Tree Modeling
13TuNovember 26, 2019Lec, 11-12Demo 13: Google Earth EngineCelebration of Knowledge
ThNovember 28, 2019No Class
ThNovember 28, 2019No Class
14TuDecember 3, 2019Lec, 11-12Lec 14: Lidar Forest Inventory
ThDecember 5, 2019Demo, 11-12Demo 14: Area-based Modeling
ThDecember 5, 2019Lab, 12-2Lab 14: Forest Inventory MapsLab 11 Report: Change Maps
15TuDecember 10, 2019Lec, 11-12Tutorial Ch. 4.7Project Work
ThDecember 12, 2019Demo, 11-12Project Work
ThDecember 12, 2019Lab, 12-2Project WorkLab 14 Report: Lidar Forest Inventory
16TuDecember 17, 2019Final, 2:45-4:45Poster Session
ThDecember 19, 2019No Class
ThDecember 19, 2019No ClassTerm Project Final Poster

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