Course detail

Remote sensing

FAST-HE52Acad. year: 2020/2021

Methods of remote sensing (principles and position in science system). Electro magnetic radiation and it’s types, natural and artificial source of radiation. Radio metric quantities and their measuring. Radiant properties of land objects, regime and methods of finding out. Atmosphere position in remote sensing (electromagnetic radiation reach through atmosphere, carrying function of atmosphere). Methodology of collecting ground and aerospace data. Analogy and digital interpretation of remote sensing picture data, classification of picture data. Remote sensing application in geodesy, hydrology, environment protection and it’s connections with geographical information system.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will manage theoretical basics of methods of remote sensing of the ground objects. They will be introduced with present technical resources of visual data collection and with methods of their interpretation for landscape monitoring and its components and for creation of cartographic works, divided by different purpose.


Fundamental knowledge of atmospheric optics and space mechanics


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DOBROVOLNÝ, Petr: Dálkový průzkum Země. Digitální zpracování obrazu. Brno: MU, 1998. ISBN 80-210-1812-7. (CS)
HALOUNOVÁ, Lenka, PAVELKA, Karel: Dálkový průzkum Země. Praha: ČVUT, 2005. ISBN 80-01-03124-1. (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Dálkový průzkum země - Teoretické základy. elektronický text (HE05), 2007. [] (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Dálkový průzkum země - Přístrojová technika. elektronický text (HE05), 2007. [] (CS)
PLÁNKA, Ladislav: Dálkový průzkum země - Zpracování dat. elektronický text (HE05), 2007. [] (CS)
JENSEN, John R.: Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005. ISBN 0-13-145361-0. (EN)
RICHARDS, John A., XIUPING, Jia: Remote sensing digital image analysis. Springer, Berlín, 2006. ISBN 978-3-5402-5128-6. (EN)
LILLESAND, Thomas M., KIEFER, Ralph W., CHIPMAN, Jonathan W.: Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation. New York: John Willey and Sons, 2008. ISBN 978-0-470-05245-7. (EN)
CHANDRA P. Giri (ed.): Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover: Principles and Applications. CRC Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4200-7074-3. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Definition of remote sensing, its importance for study aboutthe Earth, methods of remotesensing.
2. Physical fundamentals of remote sensing.
3. Spectral characteristics of landscape objects.
4. Influence of atmosphere on remote sensing.
5. Basic types of sensors.
6. Historical and actual carriersof sensors.
7. Analoque processing.
8. Rectification digital image data, improvment of images.
9. Methods of image data classification.
10. Main field utilization of remote sensing.


Understanding of physical fundamentals of methods using contctless detection of surface object charecteristics. Image data of remote sensing for solutions of thematic and topographic survey tasks, landscape development monitoring.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-GK Master's

    branch GD , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer