From Field Measurements to Geoinformation
The student will gain knowledge in how to collect field data for the purpose of training and validation of land cover maps and geo-/biophysical parameters.
This module sets a strong focus on field methods and data integration for selected types of land mapping. The contents of the course comprises the preparation of field campaigns, i.e. the selection of sampling schemes and methods appropriate for the subsequent analysis. A broad sequence of field devices will be introduced to the students. The field data collection can focus on different fields of environmental mapping, e.g. land use or vegetation, climate soil, geology, and others. Depending of the special focus of course, spatial integration and interpolation methods are presented.