Oyster-Related Summer Job for Students

The summer job will contribute to the FWF-project “Smart-Geology for the World’s largest fossil oyster reef” focusing on digitizing oyster shells and on the assessment of shell parameter. The project is a joint-project of the Natural History Museum Vienna (Geological-Paleontological Dep.) and the Research Group Photogrammetry, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO; TU-Vienna).
For more information see http://smart-geology.geo.tuwien.ac.at/.

Delineation of individual objects (fossil oyster shells) in form of manually digitized polygons within the reef based on a 3D point cloud and orthophotos. Polygons have to be defined by features such as points (i.e. vertices connected with lines), representing shell outlines. In addition, several parameters, such as width, length, orientation, and preservation have to be estimated and stored as numerical attributes. All further details will be discussed in a first meeting or on request.

Good knowledge of data processing within GIS software packages (ArcGIS or QGIS).


The project has to be finished within 6 weeks from 28th July to 5th September 2014 (“Werkvertrag”)

€ 600.-

Application deadline
Please submit your CV by 30th of June 2014.

Contact person
Ana Djuricic (ana.djuricic (at) geo.tuwien.ac.at)

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