544-0158/02 – Remote Sensing (DPZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geodesy and Mine SurveyingCredits5
Subject guarantorRNDr. Ladislav Plánka, CSc.Subject version guarantorRNDr. Ladislav Plánka, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PLA0093 RNDr. Ladislav Plánka, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 28+28
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will be acquainted with the current technical means of collecting image data and methods of their interpretation for monitoring the landscape and their components and for the creation of thematic cartographic works of various purposes. They demonstrate an understanding of the physical nature of the contactless method of determining the qualitative and quantitative properties of the Earth's surface.

Teaching methods



The principle of remote sensing and its position in the science system. Electromagnetic radiation and its species, natural and artificial sources of radiation. Radiometric quantities and their measurements. Properties of the radiation of landscape objects, mode and methods of their discovery. Position of the atmosphere in the remote sensing. Methodology of collection of ground level and aero cosmic data. Detection devices and their vehicles. Interpretation of remote earth observation data and their classification. Practical application of remote sensing and its linkage with geographic information systems. Institutions that deal with remote sensing.

Compulsory literature:

CHANDRA, P. G. (ed.).: Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover: Principles and Applications. CRC Press, 2012 RICHARDS, J. A.; XIUPING, J.: Remote sensing digital image analysis. Springer, Berlín, 2006

Recommended literature:

LILLESAND Thomas, KIEFER Ralph W., CHIPMAN Jonathan: Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation. 6th Edition, NJ John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 2008, 756 s.; 7th Edition, Hoboken Wiley, Hoboken 2015, 736 s.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Active participation in seminars and fulfillment of given topics. Oral exam.



Other requirements

Follow-up tasks processed in the exercise.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definition of remote sensing and its importance in studying Universe and Earth. 2. Physical basics of remote sensing. 3. Spectral properties of landscape objects (spectrometry), vegetation indices. 4. The state of the earth's atmosphere in Earth exploration. 5. Basic types of sensing devices for acquiring image data in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. 6. Carrier of sensing devices. 7. Processing of analogue and digital remote sensing data. 8. Instrumentation and software provisioning of data processing. 9. Methods of interpretation and classification of image data. 10. Use of Earth remote sensing data. 11. The specifics of exploration of mining landscapes using Earth remote sensing methods. 12. European Union Remote Sensing Projects. 13. Institutional provision of remote Earth exploration. 14. Project preparation of imaging experiments.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 75 %

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2021/2022 (N0724A290010) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
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2021/2022 (N0532A330037) Engineering Geodesy SID P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
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