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« February 2017 »

SAGA GIS tutorial

LocationEM room

Objective: Introduction to SAGA GIS and review of new functionality
General description: SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) is a GIS software providing comprehensive capabilities for geodata processing and analysis. SAGA supports the implementation of new functions with a very effective Application Programming Interface (API). Functions are organized as modules and can be accessed via GUI or various scripting environments (shell scripts, Python, R, ...).

Upon completion of the tutorial, each participant will be able to work with SAGA. Besides importing and visualizing data, the tutorial will cover topics like digital terrain analysis (morphometry, hydrology, illumination, classification) and LiDAR point cloud processing (including the generation of high resolution DTMs). On interest, further topics like scripting can be addressed.
Required back-ground knowledge:  GIS basics;
Software / R packages required: SAGA GIS;

Provisional programme:

9:00–10:30 Setup of SAGA, general overview and import and visualization of data (1.5 hrs)

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–12:30 Digital terrain analysis / LiDAR point cloud processing (1.5 hrs)

12:30–14:00 Lunch break


introduction_to_saga.pdf2.15 MB
saga_first_steps.pdf3.27 MB
saga_gui.pdf986.57 KB
pc_processing_with_saga.pdf2.72 MB
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