M.Sc. (Wildlife Sciences)



UNIT 2: Remote Sensing

Basics of Remote Sensing

Active and Passive Remote Sensing

Concept of Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMR)

Interaction of EMR and Earth's Surface

Atmospheric Windows

Types of Platforms and Scanning Systems

Base and Thematic Maps

Elements of a Good Map

Sources of Thematic Maps


UNIT 4: GIS & GPS Applications

Fundamentals of GIS

Functions of GIS

GIS Data Formats

Spatial and Non-spatial data

Vector and Raster Data

GIS Applications in Wildlife Sciences

Working Principles, Advantages, Limitations and Applications of GPS

Exposure to Image Processing and GIS Software (Erdas Imagine & ArcInfo)

Concept of Map Projection

Geocoding and Image Registration


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