Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

Learn about Emerging Trends in Remote Sensing

What You'll Learn in GEOG 589

In this course you will encounter emerging tools, techniques, and sensors in the remote sensing industry, engaging with the scientific literature, guest lecturers from the remote sensing industry, and hands-on activities that focus on the state-of-the-art in remote sensing and image analysis. The focus for a given semester will be adapted based on emerging methods, technologies, and high-impact real-world contexts. Examples of the topics include bathymetric and waveform lidar, synthetic aperture radar, oblique aerial imagery, and Geiger-Mode lidar. You’ll have the chance to explore topics like these on a one-on-one basis with leaders in the profession while at the same time establishing a network of resources for staying ahead of future trends in remote sensing.

Technologies You'll Use

Students will have short hands-on assignments each week on specialized platforms as introduced by the guest lecturers. Examples include Pictometry Connect Explorer, LASTools, Google Earth Engine, and PixElement cloud image processing.

View the Syllabus

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Degree & Certificate Programs

This class is part of Penn State's award winning Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs, which includes the Master of GIS degree and certificates in GIS, GEOINT, and Remote Sensing. All of these programs are taught online and designed around the needs of working professionals.

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Meet the Faculty

Karen Schuckman

Online Geospatial Education Programs

This course is part of Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs. For more information on our award-winning courses, certificates, and degree options, click below.