Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities 2016

Methods and tools for 2D and 3D soil analysis and mapping (more information about the ISRIC Spring School)

Important information: This programme is being regularly updated. For most accurate information please always refer to this URL.

Please note that to participate in the GSIF course you have to bring your own laptop computer. Contact Jorge Mendes de Jesus if you are not able to bring your own laptop or want to run a virtual machine on your own laptop. Some basic software installation instructions you can find via the GSIF.isric.org tutorials page. To get an idea about the GSIF course, take also a look at some of the video-recordings from 2015.

 

DAILY PROGRAMME:

 

DAY 0 (OPTIONAL, Friday, 6 May):

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 – 17.30 Introduction to the statistical software R Lumen 1&2
Guided self-study
B. Kempen
 

 

DAY 1 (Monday, 9 May):

Time Topic Room/ type Lecturer
8.30 -9.00 Registration and Coffee Hall Gaia building  
9.00 – 9.45 Official opening of the ISRIC Spring School
Group photo
Gaia 1 B. Kempen, H. van den Bosch
(ISRIC director)
9.45 – 10.45

Course overview (day by day)

Introduction to the GSIF framework

Introduction to the Spatial Prediction Competion

Lumen 1&2 T. Hengl
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 – 12.30 Geostatistics for soil mapping Lumen 1&2
lecture
G. Heuvelink
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 – 15.00

Geostatistics for soil mapping

R script

Lumen 1&2
computer practical
G. Heuvelink,
M. Ruiperez Gonzalez
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 – 17.00 Geostatistics for soil mapping Lumen 1&2
computer practical
G. Heuvelink,
M. Ruiperez Gonzalez
17.00 – 18.00 Dinner break at Campus restaurant for those following the optional 'Scripting in R' session Forum ground floor  
18.00 – 20.00 Scripting in R / Combining R, SAGA GIS and Google Earth (optional session) Lumen 1&2
computer practical
T. Hengl

 

DAY 2 (Tuesday, 10 May):

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 – 10.00 Covariate layers for soil mapping Gaia 1&2
lecture
T. Hengl
 
10.00 – 10.15 Coffee break    
10.15 – 11.45

Covariate layers for soil mapping (tutorial)

Download R script

Gaia 1&2
computer practical
T. Hengl,
B. Kempen
11.45 – 12.30 Regression modelling for soil mapping (Part 1) Gaia 1&2
lecture
B. Kempen
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 – 14.30 Regression modelling for soil mapping (Part 2) Gaia 1&2
lecture
B. Kempen
14.30 – 15.00 Regression modelling for soil mapping Gaia 1&2
computer practical
B. Kempen, M. Ruiperez Gonzalez
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 – 17.30 Regression modelling for soil mapping Gaia 1&2
computer practical
B. Kempen, M. Ruiperez Gonzalez
19.00 – 22.00 Dinner in town (Colours World Food restaurant)    

 

DAY 3 (Wednesday, 11 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 – 10.15

Structures and functions for soil data

SAGA solution:

1. Download the zipfile below to your computer.

2. Extract the zip file. This gives a folder called 'SAGA-GIS'.

3. Copy folder SAGA-GIS to "C:\Program Files" on you computer.

4. Calling saga_cmd.exe from R using path specification:

saga_cmd = "C:/Progra~1/SAGA-GIS/saga_cmd.exe"

should now work.

SAGA-GIS.zip

For those of you still experiencing problems with running SAGA we can install a virtual machine on your computer, ask Tom for details.

Gaia 1&2
lecture
T. Hengl
10.15 – 10.30 Coffee break    
10.30 – 12.30 Structures and functions for soil data Gaia 1&2
computer practical
T. Hengl
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 – 15.00

Uncertainty quantification and propagation

Uncertainty quantification and propagation (.pptx)

 

Gaia 1&2
 
G.B.M. Heuvelink
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break    
15.30 – 17:30

Uncertainty quantification and propagation

geulgeostats.zip

Download R script

Gaia 1&2 G.B.M. Heuvelink,
M. Ruiperez Gonzalez

 

DAY 4 (Thursday, 12 May):

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 – 10.15 2D and 3D soil mapping with the GSIF package for R Gaia 1&2
lecture
T. Hengl
10.15 – 10.30 Coffee break    
10.30 – 12.30 2D and 3D soil mapping with the GSIF package for R Gaia 1&2
computer practical
T. Hengl
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 – 15.00 Space-time modelling with soil data Gaia 1&2
lecture + demo
T. Hengl
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 – 17.30

Space-time modelling with soil data

Gaia 1&2
computer practical
T. Hengl

 

DAY 5 (Friday, 13 May):

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 – 10.30 Visit to World Soil Museum and assignment WSM
 
S. Mantel
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 – 12.00 GSIF workshop: participants are provided the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback Gaia 1+2 all
12.00 – 12.30 SoilCares presentation Gaia 1+2 all
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 – 14.30

Course evaluation, certificates

Best spatial prediction award ceremony

Gaia 1+2

T. Hengl
14.30 – 15.30 Digital soil resource inventories: status and prospects Lumen 1 David Rossiter
15.30 – 17.00 Closing words + ISRIC borrel (drinks and snacks) Lumen 1 Rik van den Bosch