GEOSTAT is a non-profit specialized block course (summer school) run by FOSS enthusiasts and developers. The main idea of GEOSTAT is to promote various aspects of statistical analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal data using open source / free GIS tools: R, SAGA GIS, GRASS GIS, FWTools, Google Earth and similar. GEOSTAT is where statistical computing meets geographical analysis
The GEOSTAT Quebec city 2013 summer school is 8th in a series of summer schools organized by R and OS GIS developers and enthusiasts. GEOSTAT aims at PhD students and R-sig-geo enthusiasts in a range of environmental and GIS sciences, with a special focus on analyzing spatio-temporal gridded data in R and connected OS GIS software.
The purpose of the Spring School is to introduce participants to world soils, soil databases, software for soil data analysis and visualisation, digital soil mapping and soil-web services.
Registration fees: ODA country residence and/or employer and/or full time students (a copy of a student card required*): 275 EUR
Other: 550 EUR. The registration fee covers the costs of all course materials and lectures, lunch meals and coffee breaks, and the gala dinner. Upon completing the course, participants will receive a certificate and free access to software and datasets used during the course.
This Summer School includes hand-on exercises ranging from land cover and species distribution analysis to modeling of animal movement. Talks by conservationists and field work (GPS tracking) will be part of the Summer School as well.