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Sun, 12 Aug 2018
Welcome DayWhole day
Mon, 13 Aug 2018
Introduction to GIS9:30 to 10:30
-Understand the concept of Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Information Science
-Understand the relevance and advantages of using GIS to solve problems in different contexts
-Understand the main components of a GIS, their principles, functions and importance and how they are interrelated
T: Data types10:45 to 11:20-Understand the principles and particularities of the vector and raster models and the differences between them
T: Representing geographic objects11:30 to 12:30
-Understand what geographic phenomena are and the relationship between the type of phenomena and their computer representation
-Be able to select a suitable data structure for representing a particular geographic phenomena
P: Introduction to QGIS14:00 to 15:15Related Practical: Exercises and Quizzes
P: Adding and exploring data15:30 to 17:00Related Practical: Exercises and Quizzes
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
T: Data acquisition & preparation9:30 to 10:00-Understand different process and techniques to acquire geographical data and upload it into a GIS environment
-Recognize, define and convert basic formats of the spatial data
-Understand the relevance of data quality and be able to apply basic quality assessment procedures
-Be able to generate geographic data by digitizing.
-Understand the concept of topology, its importance and be able to apply it while acquiring or preparing geographical data
T: Attribute table10:45 to 11:20-Understand the concept of attribute table, its functions and components
-Be able to perform basic edits on an attribute table
-Be able to perform data selection based on attributes and spatial location
-Be able to perform basic queries on an attribute table
T: Data styling11:30 to 12:30- Understand basic cartographic rules for spatial data visualization
- Identify the main visual variables
- Understand the concept of styling data and be able to apply an appropriate visualization procedure based on the nature of the data to be visualized.
- Be able to perform basic styling of different data types and models
P: Digitizing14:00 to 15:15Related Practical: Exercises and Quizzes
P: Data styling15:30 to 17:00Related Practical: Exercises and Quizzes
Wed, 15 Aug 2018
T: Spatial data analysis9:30 to 10:30- Understand different spatial analysis functions in a raster and vector environment
- Understand the importance and utility of spatial analysis to solve problems in different contexts
- Be able to apply basic raster and vector analysis tools
T: Spatial data analysis10:45 to 11:15Idem previous
T: Building a professional map11:20 to 12:30- Identify the main components of a map, its functions and relevance
- Identify different types of maps and their differences
- Be able to produce a basic map using vector and raster data
P: Spatial data analysis14:00 to 15:15Related Practical: Exercises and Quizzes
P: Building a map15:30 to 17:00Related Practical: Exercises and Quizzes
Thu, 16 Aug 2018
T: EM Radiation9:30 to 10:30- Able to understand and operate the two models of EMR, the equation components and the relation between the two.
- Understand the radiation equation from blackbodies and real bodies.
- Operation of the Planck equation for blackbodies and its derivatives: Stefan Boltzmann's and Wien's law.
- Understanding of the emissivity for blackbody-realbody conversion.
- Understanding and operating the Kirchoff's law of radiation interacting with natural objects.
- Understanding and differentiating the concepts of reflectance, transmittance and absorption for translucent and opaque objects.
- Understanding the concept of reflectance and albedo.
- Broadly understanding the effect of the atmospheric components in the EMR: Scattering and absorption.
- Concept of in band and broadband transmissivity in the atmosphere.
- Understand the spectral reflectance signatures of natural objects and its relation with image bands.
- Perform a basic image interpretation based on image bands and 4 given spectral reflectance signatures: water, healthy vegetation, base soil (dry and wet).
P: EM Radiation10:45 to 12:30Related Practical: Exercises and Quizzes
T: Coordinates & Georeference14:00 to 15:00- Able to understand the shape of the Earth and the concept of Geoid as the base surface to measure horizontal coordinates of Earth.
- Understanding the concept of ellipsoids as a primary mathematical shape to base the coordinate system of Earth.
- Understanding the horizontal datums as displacements of the ellipsoid to best match the geoid.
- Understanding the concept of projections.
- Understanding the properties and types of projections of the Earth.
- Learn how to select a projection to best represent the most desirable map property.
- Understanding the origin of the vertical measurements of elements on Earth (elevations).
- Understanding how a sensors "sees" Earth.
- Correcting the distortions of the view to match the coordinate systems of the Earth via a georeferencing procedure.
- Understanding the transformation relation between map view and coordinates
- Understanding the geocoding process to transform and image in an orthographically corrected map.
P: Georeferencing15:15 to 17:00Related Practical in QGIS
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
T: Image Acquistion9:30 to 10:30- Searching for image data in the most recent sources of Remote sensing image in the WEB:
- Get a glance of available products and websites in the WEB to download already processed images for specific purposes.
P: Image Operations (1)10:45 to 12:30- Performing an operation to calibrate image bands: radiance, reflectance, brightness temperature.
- Understanding flow calculation sequences of images.
P: Image Operations 214:00 to 15:00- Explore the most common raster operations:
- Search and pixel information,
- Slicing,
- Color composition,
- Map calculation
- Some advance examples.
P: Image Operations (2 cont)15:15 to 17:00Continuation
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Free dayWhole day
Sun, 19 Aug 2018
T&P: Field Collection. map Preparation
9:30 to 10:30- Selection of the maps that will be supporting in the field the mapping
- From available online sites (if any)
- From own sources.
- Georeferencing the maps (optional task depending on time availability)
- Loading the map in the portable mapping software.
T&P: FW database10:45 to 12:30- Identifying the descriptive spatial and optical characteristics of the object to be mapped. (discussion in class)
- Define the database, the database fields (compulsory and non-compulsory), the field types, for the database collection.
P: FW mapping14:00 to 16:00- Be able to plan the survey and navigate the map from the base to the sampling point.
- Be able to input Sample Points (SP) and Ground Control Points (GCP) in the mapping software plus attributes. (On-site and off-site)
P: Data uploading16:00 to 17:00- Be able to download the data collected file back into a GIS/RS package.
- Briefly analysys of the results and reporting.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Demo: OSM overview9:30 to 10:00- Overview of the capabilities of Open Street Maps
- Overview of the editing functions.
P: OSM Mapping (1)10:30 to 12:30- Selection of a poor map area based on the acquired mapping capabilities.
- Mapping and cataloging recognizable features.
P: OSM Mapping (S2)14:00 to 15:00Continuation
Visit to ITC15:00 to 17:00- The program will consist on a visit to ITC Faculty where you will attend some awareness presentations of what you can do with Remote Sensing form different staff of ITC. However at this moment the exact program is not yet defined.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Good bye dayWhole day
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