International Summer Schools, Spatial Ecology

Event Date: June 6, 2016 to June 17, 2016

Registration is now open now for two International Summer Schools organized by Spatial Ecology ( held at the University of Basilicata in the magnificent town of Matera, Italy. Spatio-Temporal Data Analyses Using Free and Open Source Software (6th-10th June 2016): An immersion 5 day experience opening new horizons on the use of the vast potentials of the Linux environment and the command line approach to process data using Bash, AWK, Python, GRASS, QGIS, GDAL/OGR, R, PKtools, Openforis. We will guide newbies who have never used a command line terminal to a stage which will allow them to understand and use very advanced open source data processing routines. Our focus is to enhance the approach of self-learning allowing participants to keep on progressing and updating their skills in a continuously evolving technological environment. Hands-on Open Source Drone Mapping and High Performance Computing for Big Geo-Data (13th-17th June 2016): Another 5 day immersion experience on advanced data processing using high performance computers (HPC) and emerging technologies such as drone mapping, rasdaman (Fastest Array Database on Earth) and cloud computing. We provide a walk-through journey from the introduction of Linux operating system and different open source software (Python, GRASS, GDAL/OGR, R, PKtools, Openforis) to capturing data out in the field using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, to complex image processing and data analyses. We focus on how maximising computation performance using multicore on single computer, switching to distributed clusters of computers (using grid engine scheduler) and ultimately data analytics with cutting edge rasdaman software (Big Data Analytics Server).

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