Course on QGIS and LiDAR in the evaluation of forest ecosystems
Since 2013, seven editions have been run of this blended learning course looking at the principal processes for the analysis of LiDAR information in forest ecosystems.
A course lasting 125 hours which demonstrates in a practical way and using QGiS as a platform (open software),the principal processes of the analysis of LiDAR information for the evaluation of forest ecosystems, creating vegetation mapping and estimation of stocks.
In this course the student learns to process LiDAR point clouds by running algorithms from the QGiS toolbar. In the final blocks of the course, parametric and non-parametric regression methods are used to estimate forest variables, and develop R scripts which allow the estimation of forest variables from continuous LiDAR information.
The course is composed of an online element using an individual moodle platform, and a face-to-face element, which in different editions has been held in Madrid, Barcelona, Cuenca, Valencia, Oviedo, Soria and Logroño. It includes webinars for workshop activities and to resolve queries.