Applications of Remote Sensing in Geology

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  6ο
Course Title
 Applications of Remote Sensing in Geology
Independent Teaching Activities
 Lectures, laboratory work
Weekly Teaching Hours
 2 (Lect.) +1 (lab.) 
Credits  3
Course Type
 Basic General knowledge / Skills development
Prerequisite Courses
Language of Instruction & Examinations
Greek. Teaching may be however performed in English in case foreign students attend the course.
Is the Course offered to Erasmus Students
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Learning Outcomes

The course is addressed to undergraduate students who sufficiently know and understand the principles of Geology. The aim of the course is for students to acquire advanced knowledges and skills on the analysis and composition of simple geological maps using remote sensing techniques

By the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Know the basic principles of remote sensing
  • Know and understand the usage of aerial-photographs in geological research
  • Know and understand the usage of photogeological analysis
  • Carry out photogeological mapping in areas of medium difficulty
  • Compose simple geological cross-sections using photogeological data
  • Carry out geometrical calculations in photogeological maps
General Competences

Generally, by the end of this course the student will, furthermore, have develop the following general abilities (from the list above):

  • Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology
  • Working independently
  • Team work
  • Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

The course content includes the following chapters:

  1. Introduction to remote sensing and the photogeological analysis
  2. Photogeological mapping of rock units and unconformities
  3. Photogeological analysis in faulted areas
  4. Photogeological analysis in folded areas
  5. Photogeological mapping in complex areas
  6. Interpretation of photogeological maps
  7. Geometric calculations in photogeological maps
Delivery  Face-to-face
Use of Information & Communication Technology
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures 2 X 13 = 26 
Laboratory practice 1 X 13 = 13 
Written report  16
Study and analysis of bibliography 20
 Total number of hours for the Course 75 
 Student Performance Evaluation
 Written examination after the end of the semester. The examinations includes computational questions as well as short answer questions
Attached Bibliography

Suggested bibliography:

  1. Maltman Α. 1990. Geological Maps -  An Introduction. Open University Press
  2. Miller V. C. and Miller C. F.: Photogeology- McGraw-Hill Books.