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GEOSTAT 2016 Albacete

GEOSTAT Albacete flyer

The GEOSTAT Albacete 2016 Summer School is 11th in a series of summer schools organized by R and Open Source (OS) GIS developers and enthusiasts. GEOSTAT aims at PhD students and researchers in a range of environmental and GIS sciences, especially those focusing on analyzing spatial and spatio-temporal gridded data in R and OS GIS.

The registrations are now closed. We will keep you posted about the selection of participants.

Period: 18 September (Sunday) to 25 September (Sunday) 2016

The participants will learn how to import and organize space-time data i.e. time series of points, lines and rasters and how to program statistical and geographical analysis using a combination of R and OS GIS functionality. In addition to the R tutorials, GEOSTAT 2016 also includes sessions on CartoDB and gvSIG software.


Lecturers / topics

Roger Bivand

Roger Bivand: Representing and handling spatial and spatio-temporal data in R: sp, rgdal, maptools packages

(webinar only)

Edzer Pebesma Edzer Pebesma: Handling and analyzing spatio-temporal data with R
Robert Hijmans Robert Hijmans: Spatial modeling with environmental data (raster and dismo packages) Marta Blangiardo Marta Blangiardo: Spatial and Spatio­‐Temporal Bayesian Models with R‐INLA
Michela Cameletti Michela Cameletti: Spatial and Spatio­‐Temporal Bayesian Models with R‐INLA Matt Templ Matthias Templ: Robust analysis of compositional data
Jorge Sanz Jorge Sanz: CartoDB tutorial César Martínez Izquierdo

César Martínez Izquierdo: gvSIG tutorial

Virgilio Gomez Rubio Virgilio Gomez Rubio: Spatial and Spatiotemporal point process analysis in R Tomislav Hengl Tomislav Hengl: Automated geostatistics and visualization in 3D+T: GSIF and plotKML packages

Target audience

PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers working with spatial and spatio-temporal data. Interest groups: R SpatialR Spatio-temporal, gvSIG, CartoDBGRASS GISSAGA GIS.


Venue

The school will be hosted at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain. Two parallel workshops will be run on days 2–4 and joint sessions on day 1 and 5.

 


Sponsors

University of Castilla-La Mancha

                       

  

 


Important dates

  • March 1st 2016 — Registration deadline;
  • April 20th 2016 — Invitation letters send to applicants;
  • April 30th 2016— Deadline for settling registration fees (working programme);
  • July 25th 2016 — Final programme, data sets and exercises published;

Course fees

All payments will be handled by 'Viajes El Corte Inglés' that will be the Summer School secretariat.  

  • Payments will be made through an on-line secure web page (if you were shortlisted you will receive a link).
  • If you can't pay via the on-line web page, contact Virgilio for alternatives to be arranged via 'Viajes El Corte Inglés'.

Payment of the course fee must be completed before the dead-line of Saturday 30 April.

At the end of the summer school, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance which can be used to claim costs from their organization or budget holder. We typically do not issue certificates or receipts before or during the summer school.

This summer school is limited to 55 participants (two parallel sessions).


Arrival / departures

Although Albacete has a small airport, international travellers will find it easier to travel to the nearby cities of Madrid, Alicante or Valencia. From these cities, Albacete can be reached by bus or train. Information about train times can be found in Renfe website, whilst information about bus connections is available in the ALSA Bus website. You can reach the University Campus by bus (line C), by taxi, or on foot, if you do not care walking for about half an hour.

From Madrid

The international airport of Madrid Barajas receives a number of flights from all over the world. Its webpage provides a lot of information about routes, airlines and so on. It has four terminals, be sure which one is yours. Once you arrived to Madrid, you can take a train to the main railway stations (Atocha or Chamartín), or to the "South Coach station" Méndez Álvaro (C-1 line, see here a map). Note that there is a "transit free bus" between terminals. Check the ALSA Bus timetable, some coaches to Albacete leave directly from the airport!

The duration of the trip to Albacete ranges from 90 min. (high speed train) to 3 h. (coach).

Of course you can always take a taxi from the airport to any of the stations, or hire a car and drive to Albacete (2:30h. by highway) if you plan to visit other places during your stay in Spain.

From Valencia

The international airport of Valencia is another option near Albacete. From Valencia Airport you can take a taxi to the station, or the metro. Metro station "Xátiva" is the stop for the railway station, and metro station "Túria" is the one for the coach station.

From Alicante

There are a number of flights to the international airport of Alicante from several important cities. As a tourists' destination, there are charter flights during the summer, check your options when booking. Several bus lines connect the airport with the center of Alicante. Alicante is only 171 km. from Albacete, and there are several trains and buses from Alicante to Albacete (visit Renfe or ALSA). You can also hire a car and reach Albacete in about one and a half hour by highway.

If you need directions from any other place, please ask the organizing committee.


Accommodation

At the moment, we are negotiating special fares with the local hotels. Also, do not make any reservations until you have admitted into the summer school.

A list of hotels that we have used in the past for other international conferences is:

Hotel Universidad is almost on campus. Hotel Los Llanos is not far from the university (~15-minute walk) and it is located opposite to a very nice park and very close to the city center. Some of them are located in the city center, but it is a ~20-minute walk from the university and there is a bus from the city center to the university.


Course Timetable

DRAFT programme (under construction)

Majority of lectures will be video-recorded and released under the Youtube GEOSTAT channel. Refer to map of events for locations.

  • Workshop room A: ‘Salón de Actos’ (1st floor)
  • Workshop room A (computer practicals): EPSA 1 (1st floor)
  • Workshop room B: ‘Aula 0.11’ (ground floor)
  • In addition, we have booked another room, 'Sala de Reuniones' (gound floor), so that attendants can work, have meeting, etc.

These rooms are marked in red in the following map:

 

DAY 0: 18 September 2016

  • 17:30–20:00: Reception and settling-in. Happy hour / ice-breaker (Sala Clandestino, Avda. España 47)

DAY 1: 19 September 2016

 

Topic

Format

Moderator

8.30–9.00

Registrations

   

9.00–9.15

The official opening

lecture

V. Gomez Rubio

9.15–10.00

Welcome note and course overview (introduction to GEOSTAT)

lecture

T. Hengl / V. Gomez Rubio

10.00–10.30

Introduction to spatial and spatio-temporal data in R

lecture

T. Hengl

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

 

 

11.00–11.30

Introduction to spatial and spatio-temporal data in R (continued)

lecture

T. Hengl

11.30–12:30

Spatial and spatio-temporal data in R, slides, references, data

webinar

R. Bivand

12.30–13.30

Lunch

 

 

13.30–15.00

Statistical learning and modeling with spatial data

lecture

R. Hijmans

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

 

 

15.30–16.30

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences

lecture

E. Pebesma

16.30–17.00

Spatial Prediction Competition Game (SPCG)

Mapping/Graphics Gallery Competition (MGC)

lecture

T. Hengl / V. Gomez Rubio

17.00–18.00

Snack

 

 

18:00–20:00

Crash course in R (optional)

computer practical

T. Hengl / V. Gomez Rubio

 

DAY 2: 20 September 2016

 

workshop A

workshop B

format

9.00–10.30

Spatial modeling with environmental data (R. Hijmans)

Robust analysis of compositional data (M. Templ)

lecture

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

 

 

11.00–12.30

Spatial modeling with environmental data (R. Hijmans)

Robust analysis of compositional data (M. Templ)

computer practical

12.30–13.30

Lunch

 

 

13.30–15.00

Spatial modeling with environmental data (R. Hijmans)

Spatial and Spatiotemporal point process analysis in R (V. Gomez Rubio)

lecture

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

 

 

15.30–16.30

Spatial modeling with environmental data (R. Hijmans)

Spatial and Spatiotemporal point process analysis in R (V. Gomez Rubio)

computer practical

16:30–17:30

The future of spatial and spatiotemporal analysis (ALL)

discussion session

 

DAY 3: 21 September 2016

 

workshop A

workshop B

format

9.00–10.30

Handling and analyzing spatio-temporal data with R (E. Pebesma)

CARTO tutorial (J. Sanz)

lecture

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

 

 

11.00–12.30

Handling and analyzing spatio-temporal data with R (E. Pebesma)

CARTO tutorial (J. Sanz)

computer practical

12.30–13.30

Lunch

 

 

13.30–15.00

Handling and analyzing spatio-temporal data with R (E. Pebesma)

R from gvSIG perspective (C. Martinez Izquierdo)

lecture

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

 

 

15.30–16.30

Handling and analyzing spatio-temporal data with R (E. Pebesma)

R from gvSIG perspective (C. Martinez Izquierdo)

computer practical

16:30–17:30

Big data in R (ALL)

discussion session

 

DAY 4: 22 September 2016

 

workshop A

workshop B

format

9.00–10.30

Spatial and Spatio­‐Temporal Bayesian Models with R‐INLA (M. Blangiardo)

Spatial and Spatiotemporal point process analysis in R (V. Gomez Rubio)

lecture

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

 

 

11.00–12.30

Spatial and Spatio­‐Temporal Bayesian Models with R‐INLA (M. Blangiardo)

Spatial and Spatiotemporal point process analysis in R (V. Gomez Rubio)

lecture (A)/ computer practical (B)

12.30–13.30

Lunch

 

 

13.30–15.00

Spatial and Spatio­‐Temporal Bayesian Models with R‐INLA (M. Cameletti)

Automated spatial prediction and visualization in 3D+T (T. Hengl)

lecture

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

 

 

15.30–17.00

Spatial and Spatio­‐Temporal Bayesian Models with R‐INLA (M. Cameletti)

Automated spatial prediction and visualization in 3D+T: GSIF and plotKML packages (T. Hengl)

computer practical

17:00–20:00

Orientation game

 

20:30–24:00

GEOSTAT Dinner (Posada Real, C/ Alcalde Conangla 18; see map below)

 

 

DAY 5: 23 September 2016

 

Workshop A

Workshop B

Format

10.00–10.45

Efficient R programming (R. Lovelace)

 

lecture / demo

10.45–11.00

Coffee break

 

 

11.00–12.30

Biogeography of islands (S.J. Norder)

Spatiotemoral modeling of health data in Peru (T. Rojos)

 

lecture / demo

12.30–13.30

Lunch

 

 

13.30–15.00

Temporal data processing using GRASS GIS (V. Andreo)

Spatial and Spatio­‐Temporal Bayesian Models with R‐INLA (M. Cameletti & M. Blangiardo)

Spatial and Spatiotemporal point process analysis in R (V. Gomez Rubio)

R from gvSIG perspective (C. Martinez Izquierdo)

lecture / demo

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

 

 

15.30–17.00

Spatial Prediction Competition Game and Mapping/Graphics Competition results /

Closing remarks

 

T. Hengl and V. Gomez Rubio

20:00–24:00

GEOSTAT Tapas Night (Merendero 'Huerto del Ruiseñor', Paseo de la Feria s/n; see map below)

 

 

DAY 6: 24 September 2016

Excursion to Alcalá del Júcar.

 

Topic

9.00

Departure from Polytechnic School

10.30

Visit to Castle in Alcalá del Júcar

11.30 

Walk / hike around Alcalá del Júcar

13.30

Lunch (Restaurante 'El Mirador de Alcalá')

16.00

Departure to Albacete

 

Social Activities

Provisional:

  • Sunday Reception — a chance to meet the team and the other students as we all arrive.
  • Thursday Dinner — the big midweek party. If you play an instrument and want to join in let the organizers know!
  • Friday Tapas Night —  summer school closing social event
  • Saturday Excursion — excursion (bus transportation).

Contacts:

  • T. (Tom) Hengl: registrations, website materials
  • V. (Virgilio) Gómez-Rubio: the official program, local organizer

Local organizing committee: Esteban Alfaro-Cortés, José Luis Alfaro-Navarro, María Teresa Alonso-Martínez, Matías Gámez-Martínez, Noelia García-Rubio, Virgilio Gómez-Rubio (Chair), Emilio L. Cano, Francisco Palmí Perales and Francisco Parreño-Torres.

G+ groups: PUBLIC | INTERNAL

Location

University of Castilla-La Mancha Albacete
Spain
38° 58' 39.6804" N, 1° 51' 20.1024" W
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