G. Introduction to GCD Software

Synopsis of Topic

Everything we have done up until this point has been in the absence of the Geomorphic Change Detection Software (GCD 5.0). You do not need the GCD Software to do meaningful change detection analyses. The principles and methods are straight forward to apply in a GIS environment, or to code up independently. However, the GCD Software exists to facilitate these tasks and analysis by making them easier to undertake and promoting more consistency in the processing. Here we will talk briefly about the history of GCD software development, explain what the software does, show you around in the software, and then go through the same exercises we did in topic E, but with the GCD software.

Why we're Covering it

  • The GCD software is the primary tool we use in this workshop to undertake change detection analyses.

Learning Outcomes Supported

This topic will help fulfill the following primary learning outcome(s) for the workshop:
  • Hands-on instruction on use of the GCD software through group-led and self-paced exercises

Data and Materials for Exercises

Lecture Slides


Prerequisite for this Exercise

  • Completed Exercise in Topics C & E

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