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Martin IsenburgHands-on Course to LiDAR processing with LAStoolsThis course will include both theoretical and hands-on lectures on the LiDAR processing tools, which are widely known for their blazing speeds and high productivity. The software combines robust algorithms with efficient I/O and clever memory management to achieve high throughput for data sets containing billions of points. The LAStools software suite has deep market penetration and is heavily used in the commercial sector, government agencies, research labs, and educational institutions alike — filtering, tiling, rasterizing, triangulating, converting, clipping, quality-checking, etc.More information can be found at: http://rapidlasso.com/2015/09/21/creating-dtms-from-dense-matched-points-of-uav-imagery-from-senseflys-ebee/
Ribana RoscherDeep Learning for Earth Remote SensingTBA
Alexander Jacob & Ruth SonnenscheinLand cover mapping based on optical and radar imagesThis training session focus on satellite-based land cover mapping using optical and radar images. The session starts with a theoretical part on land cover classification, which gives an overview on the opportunities that remote sensing data and their synergies offer for land cover mapping. It will then continue with an in-depth discussion about the various components that have an impact on the result such as remote sensing data selection, preprocessing, classification strategy, choice of classifier, quality and quantity of reference data, sampling strategies and accuracy estimation. In the last part of the session the participants will work on a practical exercise and derive a land cover map using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data.
Mattia Callegari & Giovanni Cuozzo & Carlo MarinBasics on SAR with a practical session on preprocessing of SAR imageSynthetic aperture radar (SAR) are active systems that exploit an electromagnetic wave in the microwave spectrum to characterize the geometric and dielectric characteristics of a target object. The active nature and the working frequency of the SAR systems render them independent from the sunlight and almost insensitive to the presence of clouds. Therefore, SAR is of paramount importance from an application point of view.This lecture provides the basic notions on Synthetic Aperture Radar, including an introduction on SAR interferometry, SAR data processing and examples of applications exploiting past and current SAR satellite missions.
- SAR basics
- SAR Interferometry
- SAR processing
- SAR missions
Application of Hyperspectral data – TBC
Giovanni Cuozzo & Christian Kofler & Abraham Mejia-Aguilar & Stefan StegerField Trip To Corvara – Landslide monitoring using UAVs Flight and hands-on sessionThe field trip will lead us to the Corvara landslide. After an introduction to the environmental context of this complex phenomena (e.g. geomorphology, movement dynamics), past and current monitoring activities (i.e. in-situ measurements, UAV and remote sensing based monitoring) will be explained in the field. An introduction to multitemporal SAR interferometry will be also carried out prior to the trip.On-site discussions on the currently installed instrumentation (e.g. corner reflectors, GPS stations) and on associated research activities will give insights into the potentials and limitations of above-ground displacement monitoring of large and complex landslides. During the field trip, a flight with a drone will be carried out.The participant will learn how to plan and conduct an UAV flight campaign by using and applying some specific instrumentation and techniques. We will collect the necessary data to process and obtain high resolution digital elevation models (DEMs). Finally, we will use the updated DEMs to compare with previous campaigns in order to create Digital Models of Differences (DoD) that quantifies the volumetric change between successive topographic surveys.The acquired images will be analyzed to understand the landslides movement in a practical session the day or two after the trip. This practical session focuses on monitoring mass movements, particularly on landslides, by evaluating proximal and ground sensing methods.
TBAMapping mountain areas using hyperspectral data TBA