Course: GIS (Lecture) Contents:
The course gives an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Starting from geodetical background information, a wide range of different GIS- methods and - functions are presented using agricultural examples (e.g. data import, georeferencing, aggregation, (re)classification, interpolation, overlays and image analysis). The students have the opportunity to carry out exercises on the computer themselves for some important GIS-procedures. A special focus is given on data capturing using maps and field data surveys with GPS as well as the spatial analysis of site conditions. Finally, a particular view on GIS in organic farm management and Precision Farming is given. 2 WLH Course:
Remote sensing in agriculture (Lecture) Contents:
The lecture will introduce physical principles (reflectance, transmittance, and absorption), sensor techniques (passive and active sensors, satellites, field spectrometer) and methods of analysis (calibration, validation) in remote sensing applications. This technical framework is presented using agricultural examples, as e.g. the generation of maps for crop yield and protein, assessment of species composition in mixed vegetation (e.g. grassland), like legume content for a calculation of residual nitrogen and crop rotation effects.