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GIS: Introduction to remote sensing

Bachelor’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
Mixed time
Location independent
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Full education cost: 14 875 SEK
First payment: 14 875 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Daily satellite imagery, micro-satellites, drone data, Google Earth and LiDAR are just some of the exciting data sources available to researchers and the public. Remote analysis is an important data source for the Geographic Information System (GIS), for example to detect changes in ground cover, to map the forest, as well as the topography with LiDAR data and to obtain images and 3D data with drones.

The course provides an introduction to 2D (e.g. Sentinel-2 data) and 3D (e.g. photogrammetry with drones, airborne LiDAR) remote analysis data sources for applications in the terrestrial environment, the theory behind remote analysis, information on access to data, data analysis exercises, and addresses future developments in the subject.

The course is suitable as an introductory course for those who are curious about current remote analysis data and its use as well as those who see remote analysis as an important part of their future work.

FAQ Distance courses Department of Earth Sciences 

Prerequisites and selection


Admittance to the course requires completion of Geographical Information Systems 1 (NGN180) or an equivalent.  After evaluation, students with equivalent completed course work can be admitted to the course.


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.