M.Sc. (Remote Sensing & GIS Applications)


Paper II - Fundamentals of GIS & GPS

Unit III:

Introduction  to Global Positioning System

GPS Satellite constellations

GPS Segments: Space, Control User

Signals and Codes

GPS Receivers

Operating Principles and Sources of Errors in GPS

Modes of Measurement and Post-Processing of Data

Accuracy of GPS observation

GPS Applications in various fields

Concept of DGPS and WAAS.

Unit IV:

Applications of GIS in Natural Resource Mapping

Socio-Economic Mapping and Infrastructure Mapping

Utility of GPS Surveys in various fields

Case Studies and examples from India.

Paper VI – Hyperspectral and Microwave Remote Sensing


Hyperspectral Remote Sensing – Basic concepts and recent developments

Hyperion Images and their utility

Urban heat island effect

Thermal infrared images and applications in vegetation/forestry, water resources, forest fires, volcanic eruptions.

Paper VII – Earth Systems


Earth’s climate and its components

Changes of climate regimes in the Earth’s history

Global climate changes – Causes, Effects and adaptation measures

Impact of climate change on water resources, Agriculture, Forests, Land-use and Land-cover – Case studies and examples

Earth’s heat budget and global warming

Pliestocene glaciations


Paper XII – Remote Sensing & GIS Applications in Geosciences - I


DEMs and their applications in geological studies

Drainage characteristics and slope analysis using remote sensing and GIS

Morphometric analysis of drainage basins - linear, shape and aerial parameters

Slope suitability analysis for large structures

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