Our book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” is now available. First editor copies arrived already and it looks pretty good. Great to have finally a copy on our desks after all the writing, testing and editing! We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do and that… Read More


Here we see three simple ways to perform an unsupervised classification on a raster dataset in R. I will show these approaches, but first we need to load the relevant packages and the actual data. You could use the Landsat data used in the “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists” book which can be downloaded… Read More

The RStoolbox R package has been updated after some testing in courses and by colleagues. Please update your package using update.packages() or install the RStoolbox again. New functions are: new function validateMap() for assessing map accuracy separately from model fitting, e.g. after majority or MMU filtering new function getValidation() to extract specific validation results of… Read More


We updated our cheatsheet on spatial data handling in R. Beside some minor changes of common raster commands we also added now some of the new RStoolbox commands within a Remote Sensing operations section such as the command for supervised classification, fractional cover analysis or cloud masking.   The R spatial data handling cheatsheet has… Read More


We finally submitted our book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists” to the publisher. It took longer than anticipated and we learned a lot. Looking forward to the printed version.   More details how to order and the expected publishing date can be found at we will post news and updates about the book… Read More