GITAM University Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Syllabus
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing:
Introduction, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Energy interactions with
Earth’s surface materials and Atmosphere, Sensors and Platforms, False Colour Composite (FCC)
image, Image interpretation techniques, Satellite remote sensing – Indian context.
Fundamentals of GIS:
Introduction, Elements of GIS, Vectorization, Rasterization, Geo-referencing, Map Projections,
Digitization Process, Data Base handling, Types of data structures, overlay analysis, surface terrain
models – Digital elevation model (DEM), Triangulated irregular network (TIN), and Slope models.
RS & GIS Techniques for Natural resources Management:
Landuse/land cover classification systems, Forest cover, agriculture and wasteland management.
Water Resources Management.
RS & GIS Techniques for Infrastructure Planning and Management:
Urban utilities, cadastral mapping and transport network. GPS Navigation system for various
RS & GIS Techniques for Natural Disasters Management:
Earthquakes, Landslides, cyclones and Floods – Hazard Zonation, Risk assessment, Relief and
1. P.K. GUHA, Remote Sensing for the Beginner, EWP Ltd.
2. M.ANJIREDDY, Text Book of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems, BSP
3. Lillesand, T.M. and Kiefer, Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, R.W. John Wiley & Sons