Hands on Geo-Computation Bootcamps

The YCRC, as well as the CSSSI and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies have partnered to deliver a series of Geo-spatial Computation workshops. The workshops described below integrate the computational skills to process geo-data for environmental analysis, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing application using Open Source software in a Linux environment.  All workshops assume a prior knowledge of Bash and basic Linux commands, if you do not have these skills, we recommend you attend the Practical Introduction to Linux Bootcamp.  Registration is required for all sessions

Workshop 1:  Raster/Vector processing using GDAL/OGR libraries

Workshop 2:  Image processing using Pktools and Orfeo Toolbox

Workshop 3:  Introduction to GRASS GIS

Workshop 4:  Hydrological modeling using GRASS


 

Workshop 1:  Raster/Vector processing using GDAL/OGR libraries

This workshop introduces students to the powerful Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) to manipulate raster and vector files for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing analysis. You will use simple Bash scripts to automate many common geo-data processing tasks such as cropping and re-projecting, mosaicing, and filtering images. You will learn how to script processes for complex geo-functions.

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of Bash and basic Linux commands (See the Practical Introduction to Linux Bootcamp) and basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing concepts (projection, spectral signature, etc…).

 

None Scheduled at this time

Class Material: To be posted


Workshop 2: Image processing using Pktools and Orfeo Toolbox

This workshop will focus on Pktools and Orfeo Toolbox to perform Remote Sensing Image analysis.  Examples of cropping, re-projecting, mosaicing, filtering and supervised/unsupervised classification  will be presented. This workshop assumes prior knowledge of Bash and the linux command line and basic knowledge of Remote Sensing concepts (projection, spectral signature, etc…). Participants will need a pre-installed Linux Virtual Machine on their own laptops to follow the workshop.

Available Sessions:  March 2, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 pm  - Please Register


Workshop 3: Introduction to GRASS GIS

This workshop introduces students to the powerful Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) GIS software to manipulate raster and vector data. We will see the graphical user interface and use simple Bash scripts to automate many common geo-data processing tasks such as cropping and re-projecting images. You will learn how to script processes for complex geo-functions.

This workshop assumes basic knowledge of the Bash command line and basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems concepts (projection, buffer, overlay, etc…). Participants will need a pre-installed Linux Virtual Machine in their own laptops to follow the workshop.

Available Sessions: March 30, 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 pm - Please Register


 

Workshop 4: Hydrological modeling using GRASS

This workshop will focus on DEM-based approaches in hydrological applications using GRASS. DEMs contains a simple information such as an array of elevation data that may represent an extraordinary source of knowledge in several fields: hydrology, ecology, agronomy and engineering. GRASS will be used the DEMs to predict surface water routing, to estimate expected solar radiation, to describe the structure of a river network, to describe basin morphology/connectivity, and flood prone areas. 

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of Bash and the Linux command line and basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems concepts (basin, flowaccomulation, stream order, etc ). Participants will need a pre-installed Linux Virtual Machine on their own laptops to follow the workshop.

 

Available Sessions: April 20, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 pm  - Please Register