This workshop in Guidos Toolbox will be led by Peter Vogt, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Forest Resources and Climate Unit.
This is an ideal training event for people interested in generic image object analysis, specifically on pattern, connectivity, fragmentation, distance and change analysis.
The workshop will be held in IT Sligo. Spaces are limited to 25 participants.
The GuidosToolbox software includes a wide variety of generic image processing tools for the analysis of raster images. Morphological Spatial Pattern Analysis (MSPA) classifies the shape and connectivity of image objects, which can then be transformed into a network setup for further examination with graph-theory software (i.e. Conefor). Further routines are available for the quantitative assessment of fragmentation, change analysis, Influence Zones, and Landscape Mosaic. This course will use sample data of forest maps to illustrate the use and added value of these routines. Additional tools within GuidosToolbox address generic image analysis and batch processing, which can be employed for a wide variety of pre- and post-processing tasks, as well as data publishing in GoogleEarth.
Workshop attendance certificates will be issued. Further information on previous and planned future courses can be found at:
The GuidosToolbox software and the workshop material are freely available. Installing the software requires a laptop with 4GB RAM and 10 GB free disk space. If necessary, installation help will be provided. Course participants should bring their own laptop with GuidosToolbox and the workshop material already installed. Having such a laptop is highly recommended but not mandatory to participate in this course.
Price includes tea/coffee and lunch on both days.