Students will be expected to know basic Unix/Linux command line usage and basic Matlab programming, and have done basic InSAR processing in the past.
Participants should bring their own laptop computer to access virtual machines where the software will be installed, and< should have Matlab installed.
Students must apply for WInSAR data access through their University representative (WInSAR Membership) if they don't already have a WinSAR account. In addition, it would be helpful if participants apply for access to the ALOS PALSAR data at the Alaska Satellite Facility as a WInSAR member.
Additional disk space
You will need at least 100 GB of free disk space on your laptop and preferably 200 GB if you want to do all the exercises without having to delete anything. This probably means bringing an external hard drive unless you have a laptop with very large internal drives.
ISCE (Questions? Contact Piyush.Agramjpl.nasa.gov or winsarunavco.org for license issues)
Obtain an InSAR Scientific Computing Environment (ISCE) software license before installing ISCE on your computers. Your institution must be a member of WInSAR (Western North American Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Consortium). Visit the WInSAR page to determine if your organization is a member and if a signed ISCE license has been submitted: WInSAR Membership
If your institution is a WInSAR member, your institutional representative needs to sign the license for you.
If your institution is not a WInSAR member, your institution will need to join WInSAR.
GMT is an open source collection of about 80 command-line tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets and producing PostScript illustrations ranging from simple x–y plots via contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3D perspective views. http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/projects/gmt/wiki/Download
You will need Matlab to complete the StaMPS activities. If you are at an educational institution you can purchase an education license through your university computing resources. Commercial versions (more expensive) are available directly from the Mathworks website. You should install Matlab before the course and make sure you have a license that you can use during the course.
GIAnT (questions? Contact Piyush.Agramjpl.nasa.gov)
GIAnT is a software package to extract ground displacements from a stack of interferograms. This software is available under a GNU Public License from Caltech. http://earthdef.caltech.edu/projects/giant/wiki
A pre-packaged VM will be provided as an alternative, during the class.
This short course will be available via WebEx for those who would like to attend virtually. Please indicate when you register if you will be attending the meeting in Boulder or virtually.