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. The workshop will cover:

  • Geo-data processing tasks: cropping and re-projecting, mosaicing, and filtering images
  • How to script processes for complex geo-functions

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of Bash and basic Linux commands (see Practical Introduction to Linux) and basic knowledge of GIS and remote sensing concepts (projection, spectral signature, etc.).

Registrants will be able to request an account on a cloud-based Linux virtual machine that can be reached via an SSH tunnel. Accounts are limited and will be distributed first come, first served.

The course will be taught by YCRC’s Giuseppe Amatulli, Ph.D., Research Scientist in GeoComputation and Spatial Science.

Workshop materials are available at http://www.spatial-ecology.net/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=wiki:gdalpktools_kenya

Upcoming Sessions

  • None currently scheduled