SCIENCE – What I thought I would do

What my friends think I do: – travel the world, write super advanced stuff What my mom thinks I do: – study something, was it called physical geography? What society thinks I do: – work on solving that climate change problem – spend tax money What I thought I would do: – have great adventures…

Dumbed down thesis

My dear fiance introduced me to an article today where 20 PhD’s had been asked to provide a dumbed down summary of their theses so that “ordinary people” would understand them. One of my favorites were this: 17. People sometimes think about animals as if they’re people. People like those animals a little more than…

Soil maps

Found some nice old soil maps of Iraq and the rest of the world at European Digital Archive of Soil Maps – EuDASM. They are from the mid 20th century, but soil types do not change that rapidly.  Have a look!

First classification done

Last week I conducted my first supervised CART classification of a subset of my study area in eCognition. I based it on a set of training points, and allowed the classification to develop “signatures” based on the object’s mean reflectances, mean slope, standard deviation of NDVI (as a measure of homogeneity), asymmetry, border index (how…