Spatial Modeling and Prediction

04-GEO-MET1

Lecturer

Martin Wegmann

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim:

Within this course different methods to analyse point pattern statistically and conduct a spatial prediction are covered. Students will learn how to design such analysis, how to avoid caveats, troubleshoot errors and interpret the results.

 

Content

Different statistical methods will be applied for analysing spatial point patterns, such as vegetation samples or biodiversity related information. These results will be statistically predicted using methods such as GLM, GAM, Random Forest or MaxEnt. Implications of spatial point patterns as well as chosen environmental parameters will be discussed. All methods will be practically applied during the course using the programming language R. The needed pre-requisites are covered in the course “Applied Programming for Remote Sensing and GIS“.

 

Coding

Coding examples and individual project work

Software

Various software programs will be used, but mainly OpenSource software such as R and GRASS.

Techniques

Different techniques will be introduced and practically applied such as randomForest, GAM or MaxEnt

w

Content

The theory and practice of spatial modeling with a focus on ecology and conservation

General Course News and Updates

MSc defense by Pawel Kluter

MSc defense by Pawel Kluter

Pawel Kluter will present his M.Sc. thesis on Friday 30th of Oct. at 10 am with the title "Deep Learning Approach to Ship Detection and Classification Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data". From his abstract: "With over 92,000 large commercial vessels at sea,...

read more
Our EAGLE 2020 generation

Our EAGLE 2020 generation

Our new EAGLE Earth Observation students arrived and we took a group picture while keeping the required distance due to the current situation. Unfortunately not all students could arrive on time for the group picture and hence cannot be seen on the image below. We are...

read more
New EAGLE stickers arrived

New EAGLE stickers arrived

Just in time for the welcome of the new EAGLEs we received our new EAGLE stickers. They are a first trial of irregular shaped stickers and more will come. The fit nicely with our "old" PixelschubserIn sticker (pixel pusher) and more formal "Remote Sensing Scientist"....

read more
impressions of our UAV course

impressions of our UAV course

In September 2020 our UAV course took place and all practical exercises were covered. The manual UAV control as well as the automatic mission planning settings were discussed and actually applied. Various UAV systems were explored by the students and a diversity of...

read more
M.Sc. presentation by Segun Adewale Ojo

M.Sc. presentation by Segun Adewale Ojo

Segun will defend his M.Sc. "Application of Remote Sensing Techniques to detect historical landslides for improving risk assessment in Antioquia, Colombia." on Oct. 16th at 10 am. From the abstract: "In developing countries, current urbanization trends are leading to...

read more
Share This