New Master’s Degree Program at the University of Potsdam, Part 1

Today we announced the new English-language master’s degree program “Remote Sensing, geoInformation and Visualization” at the University of Potsdam. The program focuses on the gathering, processing, analysing, and presentation of geoscientific spatial data by using remote-sensing technologies and data-processing methods. The program uses models and theories to assess geoinformation, and then to prepare and communicate our findings with modern means of visualization. Continue reading “New Master’s Degree Program at the University of Potsdam, Part 1”

Object Scanning with MATLAB using the LEGO Ultrasonic Sensor

This exercise is intended to help students to understand how to scan the absolute distance (in meters) of a 3D object from a ultrasonic sensor. The quality of the result, possible artefacts and sources of error are discussed in conjunction with the results of a previous exercise on the spatial resolution of the sensor. Continue reading “Object Scanning with MATLAB using the LEGO Ultrasonic Sensor”

Missing Version History of MATLAB Functions

One of the really missing things in MATLAB is a version history of specific functions. As a MATLAB user for 25 years, I have a lot of MATLAB code that contains functions that have been modified, exchanged, or completely disappeared. I am mainly concerned with functions from the Signal Processing Toolbox, but this can also be due to the fact that I use this toolbox the longest. Continue reading “Missing Version History of MATLAB Functions”