Introductory Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping (August 17-18)
The Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) will be hosting a technical workshop that will focus on a range of topics related to digital soil mapping, including theory and hands-on exercises for preparation of environmental data, sample plan design, and the use of machine learning models for continuous and categorical soil variables. Here, attendees will be provided with resource materials and data, as well as R scripts that may be adapted for their own needs. The workshop will consist of five modules to be delivered over the course of two days and no existing background in digital soil mapping is required. The workshop will be hosted by Brandon Heung (Dalhousie University) & Daniel Saurette (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs & Guelph University).
The event is free of charge to attend, however delegates are encouraged to join the CSSS before attending the meeting.
Further details on the workshop will be provided to registrants; however, the module topics are as follows:
August 17: Workshop Day I (11-4 pm Eastern Time)
Module 1: Digital Soil Mapping Theory
Module 2: Introduction to R for Digital Soil Mapping
Module 3: Exploration of Environmental Data using GIS
August 18: Workshop Day II (11-4 pm Eastern Time)
Module 4: Sample Selection
Module 5: Applications of Machine Learning in Digital Soil Mapping
Please contact Brandon Heung and Daniel Saurette and register by 10 August.