Spatial Python for Remote Sensing


Stephen Hill





In this course we will elaborate large and complex workflows dealing with the analysis and handling of big data using Python. Moreover, we will try to develop a fully automated processing chain in Python for landcover mapping starting with the download of Landsat data, preprocessing, classification and building up a spatial database that enables GIS functionality over large datasets for further analysis.



We will start with the basics of Python programming language and quickly evolve towards image processing techniques with packages such as scipy, numpy, scikit-learn, scikit-image and gdal. We will also focus on arcpy for ESRI software products which allows for a convenient and powerful automatization of spatial analysis functions.


General Course News and Updates

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The EAGLE course "Remote Sensing in Biodiversity and Conservation Science" took place in the last week of the summer term at the field research station in Fabrik Schleichach, Steigerwald. 20 biology and EAGLE students worked and lived together for one week and...

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EAGLE 2016 welcome

On Monday 17th of October we welcomed our new EAGLE students. The EAGLEs in 2016 are from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Columbia, Egypt, India, Iran, Pakistan, Sweden and Germany. After the official welcome by all lecturer and the study program coordinator Christopher Conrad and the head of the remote sensing department and director of the DLR-DFD, Stefan Dech,

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