Forest, Landscapes and Global Change Conference

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Forest, Landscapes and Global Change Conference

Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, CIMO

21 a 27 de Setembro de 2010 (Bragança)

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GUIDOS Workshop

September 20, 2010

Organized by Peter Vogt (Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy) and Santiago Saura (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)

Guidos ( is a free software toolbox for spatial pattern analysis and generic image processing routines. It includes a powerful image viewer and a full featured GIS environment. The software is available for Linux, Mac, MS-Windows, as a Linux liveCD system, and can even run from an external USB-flashdrive.  Guidos has been used for landscape pattern-, connectivity-, and fragmentation analysis and is in operational use at the European Commission, the US-ForestService, and the US-EPA.

The workshop will address the following topics:

1) Introduction and motivation for a new way of pattern analysis
2) MSPA: Morphological Spatial Pattern Analysis - what it is and how it works
3) Guidos: demonstration of program features, MSPA and other processing options
4) Hands-On examples using a training data set: a) data preparation for MSPA processing; b) different types of MSPA and network connectivity analysis and effects on the interpretation of the results; c) data post-processing: exporting to GeoTiff and/or GoogleEarth overlays, post-processing in Quantum GIS
5) Discussion, suggestions for new features/improvements, help with user-supplied data sets, etc.

Registration will be done by email  ( on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants in the workshop need to be registered at the conference. Only 25 seats are available.