GRASS SoC Ideas 2013
This is the GRASS page for Google Summer of Code 2013. Here we will list project ideas and and other information related to the GRASS GSoC projects.
- Project ideas of your own are also most welcome and often the best.
Symbology / Cartography
- Allow display of a vector legend in the map display (equivalent to current implementation for rasters)
- Expand symbology
- HB: note that SoC only accepts coding projects, not graphics design or documentation projects. Adding svg/eps support to a d.* module and ps.map would be quite helpful. See the help page and 's "eps" and "vpoints" instructions.
- Rework the complete set of thematic cartography tools such as and and the related classification routines
- Based on the work on segmentation in GSoC 2012 develop routines for object-based (or region-based) image classification. This probably entails:
- Characterizing segments. This includes producing statistics such as mean, median, variance of the segmented data within each delineated segment (customized interface to r.statistics2).
- Classifying segments based on the characteristics and (possibly) training areas
- Interface with other modules in a consistent workflow (i.cluster, r.fuzzy, etc)
- Implement hierarchical classification tools (e.g. being able to create a large class "forest" with subclasses of different types of forests). Hierarchical classification is already used internally by i.gensigset/i.smap. Hierarchical segmentation can currently be done by using the output of a previous run of i.segment as input for the next run of i.segment with increased threshold.
- Interface with the Orfeo toolbox (OTB), which is an open source, ITK-based, C++ library of (spatial) image processing library. OTB implements a very wide set of interesting features for anybody working with raster data - in particular satellite imagery: radiometric corrections, orthorectification, filtering, feature extraction, image segmentation, classification, change detection, etc.
Temporal GIS Algebra for raster and vector data
We (Soeren Gebbert and Thomas Leppelt) would like to develop a temporal GIS algebra for raster and vector data in GRASS7.
- Mentor: Soeren Gebbert
- GSoC Student: Thomas Leppelt
- Spatio-temporal vector algebra module t.vect.mapcalc
- The algebra will be based on vector map operations provided from v.overlay (and, or, xor, not), v.buffer (buff_point, buff_line, buff_area), v.patch (patch), ... , temporal variables (day of year, weekday, datum, time, ...) and temporal topology relations (predecessor, successor, follows, equals, ...)
- The resulting module will be able to process space time vector datasets using expressions like:
# Compute the intersection between the space time vector datasets A and B # from maps with equal time stamps. The STVDS A is used as temporal reference. # A new STVDS C will be created with the same time stamps as A. t.vect.mapcalc inputs=A,B timeref=A output=C expr="C = if(equal(B), and(A,B))" time |STVDS|STVDS|STVDS stamp | A | B | C ------------------------------------- Jan 2001 | a1 | b1 | v.overlay ain=a1 bin=b1 op=and out=c1 Feb 2001 | a2 | | Mar 2001 | | b2 | Apr 2001 | a3 | | May 2001 | a4 | b3 | v.overlay ain=a4 bin=b3 op=and out=c2 Jun 2001 | | b4 | # Nested operations are supported and temporal neighborhood computation t.vect.mapcalc input=A,B,C tempref=A output=D \ expr="D = if(successor(B) && predecessor(C), and(A, xor(successor(B), buff_point(predecessor(C), 100)))" # Date and time can be used in the expression t.vect.mapcalc input=A,B timeref=A output=C \ expr="C = if(start_year() >= 2001 && start_month() > 6, and(A,B), not(A,B))"
- Spatio-temporal raster algebra module t.rast.mapcalc
- The algebra will be based on the existing r.mapcalc raster map algebra, temporal variables (day of year, weekday, datum, time, ...) and temporal topology relations (predecessor, successor, follows, equals, ...)
- The resulting module will be able to process space time raster datasets using expressions like:
# Compute the sum between the space time raster datasets A and B # from maps with equal time stamps. The STRDS A is used as temporal reference. # A new STRDS C will be created with the same time stamps as A. t.rast.mapcalc inputs=A,B timeref=A output=C expr="C = if(equal(B), A + B)" # Spatio-temporal neighborhood computation. STRDS C will have the same time stamps as A. t.rast.mapcalc input=B timeref=A output=C \ expr="C = if(successor(B) && predecessor(B), (successor(B)[0,0] + B[0,0] + predecessor(B)[0,0])/3.0, B[0,0])"
- The GRASS GIS temporal framework will be utilized and the pygrass module interface
- PLY will be used for lexical analysis and parser generation
- Temporal algebra will be equivalent for booth modules with about 60 internal variables and functions