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Remote Sensing Technology Concentration

Geographic SciencesRemote Sensing Technology Concentration

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Start Date:
2 Years
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
COGS • Lawrencetown Full time • In-class

Concentration Overview

The Remote Sensing Technology concentration is a second year option of the Geographic Sciences diploma program.

Remote Sensing is the study of earth observation systems and applications. It's a rapidly expanding discipline with multiple applications in forestry, geology, defence/intelligence, disaster management, conservation, oceanography, meteorology, urban analysis and agriculture.

With the increasing availability and use of digital airborne remote sensing systems such as the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (hyperspectral), Digital Sensor System (photography) and the Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (LiDAR), there is a growing demand for personnel skilled in operating these systems.

This concentration provides skills in:

  • Static and kinematic GPS
  • Hardware operation
  • Project planning
  • Management
  • Sensor data processing

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Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Geographic Sciences – Year 1 or Advanced Standing.
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for the Geographic Sciences program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the Academic Requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.

Employment Opportunities

  • You may find employment in public sector agencies like Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Canadian Hydrographic Service and Natural Resources Canada.
  • You may find employment in private firms like Terrapoint, Terra Remote Sensing, Hyperspectral Imaging Limited and Leading Edge Geomatics.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
GEOM 3000   Project Planning for Geographic Sciences
GEOM 3010   Geoprocessing and Problem Solving I
GEOM 3020   Applied GIS I
REMS 6023   Advanced Digital Image Processing
REMS 6055   Softcopy Photogrammetry
REMS 6066   Digital Aerial Photography
REMS 6080   Terrestrial Laser Scanning
REMS 6085   LiDAR Systems and Processing
REMS 6090   LiDAR Applications
REMS 6160   Remote Sensing Project
REMT 3000   Field Methods in Remote Sensing
REMT 3010   Introduction to Advanced Positioning Systems
REMT 3030   Emerging Technologies in Remote Sensing
REMT 4500   Applied Learning - Remote Sensing

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