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Table of Contents

Day 1

Introduction to Open source working environment, permaculture and GIS


  • Knowing eachother
  • OSE Introduction
  • OSE Vision ( Site Tour / OSE Site Design Vision)
  • Spatial Ecology introduction
  • Virtual Machine. Virtualbox installation
  • Linux environment
  • OSGeoLive

Any issues for install ? Guide people before the workshop. 20-30GB of space - min 4GB RAM.


  • Intro to Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic projections, topographic maps, why GIS?
  • GIS data formats and types
  • Getting started with Qgis. Raster vector data format and manipulation - Data filtering and harmonization (projections, clipping, mask) - Map editing
  • Qgis pluggins GRASS Qgis integration
  • OSE Site Planning Tutorial - Intro to Regenerative Agriculture and Keyline Design - Landscape Architecture (Darren)

Day 2

Gathering Data for a Site Plan


  • Geodatabases

Online data acquisition: Remote Sensing Data + Open Access Data Repositories
Lidar Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)
Climatic data resources
Open street map and other auxiliary data
Geology, soil maps / landcover, vegetation maps

  • Geography of Landscape - Setting up a new project
  • Importing a data set
  • Hydrological modelling for site design


Field Data Collection

  • Capturing and using GPS - Soil / Tree data
  • Sample in the field / upload data into GIS
  • Tree Mapping
  • Topsoil cover, soil permeability, soil structure data collection
  • Usage exercise – collation of data and input (point surface extrapolation)

Day 3

Modeling Site Features


  • Terrain modelling for Keyline site design (Slopes, Orientations, Ridges, Valleys).
  • GIS toolbox for Permaculture and Site design


Darren - Intervention Applications
Earthworks – Permaculture Design
Using GIS to make a plan for Retaining all Moisture on Site
Using personal weather station and soil properties data
Surface water→Water accumulation for water catchment ponds
Subsurface water
My Topsoil Carbon Mapping
Using field data on soils (GPS / organic matter) to generate carbon fertility maps
Creating gradient maps
Point – surface interpolation methods (splines/ modeling algorithm)
Application to soil fertility, soil structure, and soil permeability

Evening – Movie Night

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