Environment, societies, territories
2017, 2018, 2019 · 62 hours · UT2J, L1, Toulouse (France)
Presentation of society-environment interactions in the broad sense. Major thematic issues are addressed with students through case studies: global warming, biodiversity, water resources, risk management, etc.
The map: history, uses, commentary
2017, 2018, 2019 · 75 hours · UT2J L1, Toulouse (France)
Introduction to cartography. The objective is to familiarize students with topographic maps and guide them towards map commentary, from the study of maps at different scales, relating to different types of territories: urban, rural, mountain, coastal, etc.. The evolution of techniques and uses of maps from antiquity to present day is discussed (history of cartography). Finally, a field trip in the streets of Toulouse allows students to make the link between the map and the field and to study the organization of urban space.
Aerial photography and numeric cartography
2017, 2018, 2019 · 75 hours · UT2J L2, Toulouse (France)
Introduction to remote sensing through the photo-interpretation of IGN aerial photographs. The history of vertical photography (from Nadar to current satellites) is discussed before presenting the photo-interpretation process, the notions of geometric correction of aerial images and the geodesy elements required for the use of a geographic information system (GIS). Students are led to carry out a diachronic mapping of land use and land cover changes of a site of their choice, using QGIS and Inkscape.
Modelling and simulation of changes
2018, 2019 · 6 hours · UT2J M2, Toulouse (France)
Introduction to agent-based modelling. Complexity theory, complex systems and the systemic approach are presented to the students. I then present to the students the agent-based model that I developed during my Master’s degree to study residential choice and social division of space in Marseille. Finally, I guide the students in the step-by-step programming of a Schelling model with the GAMA platform.
Taller SIG y Modelado
2019 · 10 hours · UEA L3, Puyo (Ecuador).
Lectures in Spanish at the Universitad Estatal Amazonica de Puyo: introducing the use of GIS and remote sensing for environmental monitoring, methods for prospective modelling of land use and land cover changes.