From data to information

04-GEO-SOS1

Lecturer

Carina Kuebert

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

In this class you will get familiar with the tools and tricks for managing data, creating good, usefu tables and figures. You will learn how to present the information – and not only data – depending on your goal: A figure for your term paper, a table with results for a conference presentation or a map for your Master’s thesis.

 

Content

Basics on entering, managing, modifying and displaying scientific data will be taught. We will discuss good, mediocre and weak figures and tables and you will learn about common errors that distort the message or support an erroneous conclusion. You will learn to describe diagrams used for data visualization and evaluate their advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, you will learn to design maps in order to show geographical data and essential map elements. Individual training using a variety of programs (e.g. Excel and R) will be part of it as well. We will compile a document on guidelines for data visualization.

 

General Course News and Updates

M.Sc. thesis presentation by Karsten Wiertz

Karsten Wiertz will present his M.Sc. thesis on Wednesday 14th at 11am in room 0.004 KW 86 with the title "Development of a semi-automatic remote sensing approach for change- detection of forest structures in Bialowieza Forest." From the abstract: The diversity of...

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M.Sc. thesis defense by Sebastian Roersch

Sebastian Roersch will defend his thesis "Development of a semi-automated method to measure solar potential" next Wednesday (14th) at 10 am in 0.004 OKW 86. From his abstract: "In the second half of the 21st century, it will be decided how big the impact of climate...

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M.Sc. presentation by Marina Reiter

Marina Reiter will present her M.Sc. thesis "Comparing Urban Green Spaces in German Cities Using Remote Sensing Data" on Thursday 8th of August at 11am in OKW 86, 0.004. Looking forward to a great presentation and lively discussion afterwards. From her abstract: "The...

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EAGLE Summer Dialogue 2019

Our 2019 EAGLE Summer Dialogue was a great success again and thanks a lot to all our EAGLE students who organised it. More than 100 participants enjoyed talks by Sandra Lohberger (RSS GmbH) and Alfred Schumm (WWF) who covered beside the technical aspects of their work...

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Field Work Course 2019

Within the EAGLE program many Earth Observation applications and techniques are introduced and practically executed with quite some computer work. However, remote sensing research also requires a sound understanding of the study area. Field work is therefore a crucial...

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textbooks on remote sensing

Our already published textbook on "Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists - using Open Source software" was very well perceived and we got very positive feedback. However, either an introduction or more advanced methods and data was asked for as well. Hence, we decided...

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