GEOSTAT 2010 Summer School

Jun 27 2010 20:00
Jul 4 2010 22:00

This is the first call for participation in the GEOSTAT 2010 Summer School. GEOSTAT focuses on important aspects of statistical analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal data using open source / free GIS tools: R, SAGA GIS, GRASS GIS, Quantum GIS, GDAL, Google Earth and similar. The course participants learn how to move data back and forth between different environments, how to produce scripts and automate analysis. We welcome also R beginners and users needing refresh courses in programming. This year, we would also like to introduce/promote topics such as: web-based computing, WPS client-server environments, 3D and 4D geostatistics, combining R+SAGA/GRASS. This is a 5-day course with two parallel sessions, which means that there will be total 7 full-day blocks (three days with parallel sessions) of lectures; the last day of the summer school participants can present their research problems and ask for feedback from the whole summer school. For more info see:


Roger Bivand (, Edzer Pebesma (, Gerard Heuvelink (, Olaf Conrad (, Tomislav Hengl ( and Victor Olaya Ferrero (


15th February 2010; online at:


The participants will be selected using the following criteria:

  1. your publication record / academic position;
  2. previous involvement in the open source activities (R-sig-geo, conferences and workshops)
  3. distance from the venue (more distant applications have advantage);
  4. time of application (first-come-first-served);


To be determined; usually between 200-300 EUR (excluding accommodation costs). 5-6 double bed rooms (in-house accommodation) available at subsidized price for participants who reside in, and are nationals of an ODA country. Subject to availability.

CONTACT (Local organizers):

Victor Olaya Ferrero (, Tomislav Hengl ( and Juan Carlos Jiménez (

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