Training Kit on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication. CTA/IFAD

Module 11 - Participatory Mapping using Remote Sensing Images

Introduction

This Module introduces trainees to aerial photography and satellite images and shows how these can be used for participatory mapping. The Module guides the trainee through the acquisition, processing and practical use of imagery.

The Module starts with the principles of remote sensing (RS) and explores the characteristics of aerial photographs and satellite images. Trainees are then introduced to the topic of image acquisition through mostly online sources of imagery. Guidelines for systematically interpreting these images are presented. The Module ends with trainees using remote sensing images.

Module objectives / expected outcomes

After the completion of the Module the trainee will be able to describe principles of remote sensing including aerial photography and satellite imagery; acquire remote sensing images; interpret aerial photos and satellite images; and use remote sensing images.

Content outline and main topics covered

Duration

7 ½ - 9 ½ hrs.

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Source: CTA. 2010. Training Kit on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication. CTA, The Netherlands and IFAD, Italy (ISBN: 978-92-9081-446-7)