Geo-Information Systems II (Geoinformatik II)

Course given at Göttingen University, Module B.ÖSM.109, 6 credit points, 3 SWS, in German (but can be provided in English, as well)

Understanding and communicating the functioning of the landscapes we live in and of the ecoystems we interact with inevitably requires a systematic and quantitative approach. That approach must consider the spatial dimension and temporal variability of processes, feedbacks, links, patterns and quantities. Key tools to account for those constraints are GIS: Geoinformation Systems, computer software that allow managing, analysing and visualising geodata. Geodata is thematic information with an explicit spatial context, i.e. data describing for example the elevation of our planet or types of landuse.

In this course, taking your experience from the GIS I course a step further, you will focus on fundamental remote sensing topics. You will learn how to access, preprocess, analyse and synthesise airborne and satellite based data sets. You will work on timely, relevant problems faced by our society and gain insight to modern approaches.

Materials to this course (slides, practical work, R notebooks, data sets) will be provided in due course