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

MSc defense by Katrin Hasenbein

MSc defense by Katrin Hasenbein

Katrin Hasenbein will defend her M.Sc. thesis on Thursday 12am on "The potential to enhance land use mapping by leveraging processing methods of time series data". from the abstract: "With the launch of the twin satellites of Sentinel-2 time series data with a high...

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2020 applications

2020 applications

We received again a high number of very good applicants and are currently working through all application files. We will invite all eligible applicants in the next weeks for an interview. In total we received 137 eligible applications from the EU as well as North and...

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MSc idea presentation by Aida Taghavi

MSc idea presentation by Aida Taghavi

Aida will present on Friday, May 22nd at 2:30pm her MSc idea "Potentials of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Probes for Assessing and Mapping SAR-based Soil Moisture in a Mediterranean agro-forestry ecosystem by developing an integrated ground- and space-based Modelling Framework"....

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MSc defense by Sebastian Buchelt

MSc defense by Sebastian Buchelt

Sebastian Buchelt will present his M.Sc. thesis "Analysis of High-Resolution Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Snowmelt using Orthorectified Photo Cameras, Sentinel-1 Time Series and Digital Elevation Data" in a virtual course room. From the abstract: " Snow is one of the...

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MSc defense by Silvan Steiner

MSc defense by Silvan Steiner

On Thursday at 10am Silvan Steiner will present his M.Sc. thesis "Assessing the Potential of a Land Cover Dependent Snow Cover Detection Algorithm for the Global SnowPack". Due to the Covid19 situation his defense will be in a virtual course room. Everybody is invited...

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Covid-19 situation and EAGLE

Covid-19 situation and EAGLE

The Covid-19 situation is also challenging for the University as well as the EAGLE program. Even though we are all in the process to adapt to this new situation, the program itself is continuing as usual. All courses, exams, MSc thesis defense and so on will take...

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