Dec 09, 2023  
2022-23 Catalog 
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NR 250 - GIS & Remote Sensing in Natural Resource Management

5 credits

NR 110  or instructor permission.

The course emphasizes the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and techniques of remote sensing in natural resource management. It provides students with methods in acquisition, processing, and interpretation of the primary data derived from various sensors on a practical level. Additionally, the course will expose students to photogrammetry techniques in area determination, scale, height management, and forest stand analysis. Use of global positioning satellite (GPS) systems, USGS quad maps, legal land descriptions and corner search techniques will also be introduced.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Employ tools of remote sensing for acquisition of spatial data in natural resource management.
  • Demonstrate methods for analysis of remotely sensed data with geographic information systems and other appropriate tools.
  • Apply proper techniques in interpretation of maps, photographs, legal land descriptions and land ownership rolls along with determining area, scale, height measurement, and forest stand analysis.
  • Exhibit an ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative data.

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