120.036 Applied Earth Observation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to select suitable remote sensing data for different tasks in urban areas and forestry, to apply the requried algorithms for deriving the results, and to interpret and validated the obtained results.

Subject of course

Theoretical introduction in a few specific topics, such as, for example, applications of remote sensing data in urban environment and in forestry. Thereafter, work on your own by carrying out practical examples in the two afore mentioned fields. Final presentation of the results, including discussion. Technical report, which describes in details the practical work.

Teaching methods

  • oral presentation
  • lecture slides are provided as handouts
  • Introduction to exercise
  • Practical exercise in groups of max. 3 students
  • presentation of the exercises by the student groups
  • feedback to exercise resutls, report and presentation

Mode of examination


Additional information

This course is part of the elective module "Earth Observation" in the Master Programme "Geodesy and Geoinformation Sciences".



Course dates

Thu14:00 - 15:3016.03.2023 - 29.06.2023Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Applied Earth Observation - Single appointments
Thu16.03.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu23.03.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu30.03.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu20.04.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu27.04.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu04.05.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu11.05.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu25.05.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu01.06.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu15.06.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu22.06.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture
Thu29.06.202314:00 - 15:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 A - GEO Lecture

Examination modalities

The grading is deduced from the following performances of the students:

  • presentation of exercises
  • written report on practical exercise
  • presentation of application, methods, and results from the practical exercise

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2023 00:00 30.03.2023 00:00 30.03.2023 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 421 Geodesy and Geoinformation Mandatory elective2. Semester
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory elective


Handouts (slides, additional text documents, references to publications, etc) will be provided via TUWEL.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in remote sensing, photogrammtry including laser scanning and digital image processing  (for example Bachelor programme "Geodesy & Geoinformatics Egnineering": Obligatory Module "Basics in photogrammetry and remote sensing", Elective Module "Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing"; Master programme "Geodesy & Geoinformation Sciences": Introduction to Earth Observation, Point Cloud Processing). No further prerequisites!

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses