[OSGeo-Edu] Open Source alternative to IDL - training in South Africa

P Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 09:52:47 EDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:47 AM, Wesley Roberts <WRoberts at csir.co.za> wrote:
> Dear OSGEO,
> Perhaps someone on the list can help, I am looking for an alternative to IDL, specifically for Remote Sensing image processing and related GIS activities. Python and R (R for statistical computing) are freely available tools but I am yet to find any training courses focussing on their applications in RS and GIS.

You might consider PDL (Perl Data Language). Specifically, see "PDL
for Impatient IDL Users"


(note: the above link is a PDF)

> If anyone on this list knows of an individual / organisation that can provide on site training tailored specifically to OS remote sensing image processing and data analysis I would greatly appreciate their contact details.
> Many thanks and looking forward to your response
> Wesley Roberts
> Wesley Roberts MSc.
> Researcher: Earth Observation
> Natural Resources & the Environment (NRE)
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