Spatio-temporal analysis using open source software: combining research reproducibility and processing efficiency

June 16, 2014

In recent years there has been an explosion of geo-datasets derived from an increasing number of remote sensors, field instruments, sensor networks, and other GPS-equipped “smart” devices. “Big data” processing requires flexible tools that combine efficient processing, either on your local pc or on remote servers (e.g, clusters - Yale HPC). Pktools is an open source software toolbox that can be used for image processing in the spatial and temporal domain. I will show several examples for environmental applications (e.g. forest mapping, biodiversity) such as data fusion, image classification using machine learning techniques and time series analysis.

Pieter Kempeneers,  from the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Mol, Belgium will be visiting us on the 16th of June, 2014.