Geospatial Research Working Group
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Harnessing SCINet computational resources in geospatial data science to further sustainable and intensified agriculture
How to Participate
All members of the working group are welcome to participate! We also welcome anyone interested in learning about the working group, SCINet, or geospatial research to attend the introductory Session 1. Please register before 8/25/2022 to ensure you will receive event updates and be added to the workshop project space on SCINet.
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For this workshop, you will need to have a SCINet account and be able to successfully log in. We recommend applying for an account as soon as possible.Register for SCINet
Please complete this pre-meeting checklist ahead of time if you plan to participate in any of the interactive follow-along tutorials (Sessions 4-10). Pre-meeting SCINet Account...
Introduction to the workshop objectives plus lightning presentations on geospatial workflows
A presentation on raster and vector data types and when geospatial analyses become computationally expensive
How to approach parallelization of workflows with a geospatial example
An overview of interactive environments available on SCINet - RStudio, Jupyter, etc.
An overview of the status of the GeoCDL project and hands-on tutorials showcasing its features
R packages for geospatial analyses and parallel processing with multiple tutorials
Attendees are encouraged to Bring Your Own Problem (BYOP) for discussion and troubleshooting. A demonstation of using Open Drone Map on Atlas will be presented....
Python packages for geospatial analyses and parallel processing with multiple tutorials
Attendees are encouraged to Bring Your Own Problem (BYOP) for discussion and troubleshooting.
Attendees are encouraged to Bring Your Own Problem (BYOP) for discussion and troubleshooting. A TBD special topic inspired by discussion earlier in the week will...
Summarize content from previous sessions, provide feedback on workshop, and discuss future needs of working group
The 2022 SCINet Geospatial Workshop continues the efforts outlined from the 2020 virtual workshop and the 2019 workshop held in Las Cruces, NM. The two overarching goals of this workshop are to:
- Provide hands-on tutorials on workflows to access the SCINet high-performance computing (HPC) systems and conduct geospatial research at scale.
- Foster research efforts that had previously been un-attainable due to computational limitations or technical bottlenecks.
- Heather Savoy, SCINet Computational Biologist, Las Cruces, NM
- John Humphreys, Research Ecologist, Sidney, MT
- Pat Clark, Rangeland Scientist, Boise, ID
- Amy Hudson, SCINet Postdoc, Las Cruces, NM
- Ryan Lucas, SCINet Data Science Coordinator, Ft Collins, CO
- Brian Stucky, SCINet Computational Biologist and acting CSIO, Gainesville, FL
How to Participate
The workshop is split over 11 separate Zoom sessions (as well as a pre-meeting assistance session) that will include:
- Lightning presentations of geospatial workflow to address agricultural issues
- Lectures on fundamental material related to geospatial data and parallel processing
- Hands-on tutorials to assist researchers in utilizing the SCINet HPC systems
- Collaborative Bring-Your-Own-Problem sessions to discuss your research needs
To follow along with the tutorials you need to already have or apply for a SCINet account and be able to successfully login to your account. We recommend applying for an account by 8/22/2022 at the latest, as the process can take time for final approval. Please note, if you need help accessing your SCINet account you should plan on attending the pre-meeting login assistance session on 8/25/2022 (Session 0), but make sure you have applied for an account in advance of this session.
Please register for the sessions so we can have an idea of how many people will be present at each event. Note, each session will have a separate Zoom link and password so you must register for each session you would like to attend. Calendar events with zoom links will be sent out based on registrations.
Lastly, review the pre-meeting checklist and background information on the Pre-Meeting page to ensure you are prepared for the workshop sessions.