ENG-440 / 5 credits

Teacher(s): Golay François, Berne Alexis

Language: English


Summary

The main objective is to make the students understand the importance of the spatial issues in environmental sciences and engineering, for example for mapping and interpolation. Presentation of different concepts and techniques devoted to spatial data.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Basics of Statistics
Basics of GIS

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Expound importance of spatial dimension in the analysis of environmental data
  • Apply basic geostatistical tools for structural inference (variogram) and interpolation (kriging)
  • Assess / Evaluate the global and local spatial dependence within a spatial dataset (autocorrelation)
  • Compute most important landscape and spatial metrics
  • Design complex spatial analysis processes

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra + exercises + project

Assessment methods

30 % Two spot written checks during the semester (one for each teacher)
70 % One written exam (in two parts of 90 min each) during the exam session

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spatial statistics and analysis
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spatial statistics and analysis
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spatial statistics and analysis
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spatial statistics and analysis
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spatial statistics and analysis
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spatial statistics and analysis
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spatial statistics and analysis
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14 GRB001   
14-15GRB330
GRB001
    
15-16    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 13h - 14h: Exercise, TP GRB001

Monday, 14h - 16h: Lecture GRB330
GRB001