Scott Henderson

Hi, I'm Scott Henderson, I'm a research scientist working at the University of Washington eScience Institute and Department of Earth and Space Sciences in Seattle Washington!

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Hands-on workshop using open-source Python software for scalable analysis of geospatial data
Scott Henderson

Bring your data and laptop to this 4-hour virtual hands-on workshop sponsored by the Pangeo project! Pangeo is first and foremost a community promoting open, reproducible, and scalable science ( Workshop participants will learn emerging best-practices for interactive analysis of large volumes of multidimensional earth observation data, such as high-resolution stacks of multispectral imagery and synthetic aperture radar products.
We will focus on data discovery with SpatioTemporal Asset Catalogs (STAC), data loading with Cloud-optimized formats (Cloud-Optimized Geotiff, ZARR), and scalable analysis with Xarray and Dask Libraries. These workflows are based entirely on free and open-source software and work anywhere - whether you’re using a laptop or connecting to public data hosted by major cloud providers.
This workshop will assume an intermediate level understanding of the Python programming language. We will have tutorials on fundamental Python geospatial software and focus on applying newly-learned skills to datasets that participants utilize in their own work. Instructors will be on hand to help out.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize OSS Python software libraries and cloud-hosted infrastructure that comprise the Pangeo ecosystem and explain how they work together
  2. Analyse remote public datasets with Xarray
  3. Work efficiently with very large geospatial datasets using Dask
  4. Interact with the online Python scientific community

Don't forget to register before we run out of tickets!

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