Loïc Dutrieux, Jan Verbesselt, Johannes Eberenz, Dainius Masiliūnas, Sabina Rosca


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Intro to Raster

Learning objectives

  • Read & write raster data
  • Perform basic raster file operations/conversions
  • Perform simple raster calculations


Raster data is like any image. Although it may portray various properties of objects in the real world, these objects don’t exist as separate objects; rather, they are represented using pixels of various values which are assigned a color.

Today’s tutorial is about constructing a simple spatio-temporal analysis using raster data, R, and git.

The overall system architecture