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Office Hours (subject to change): TBA. 

You may reserve times to meet during office hours in person, by phone, or online at: Office Hours Calendar.

Teaching geospatial technologies can help students learn about the world around them and how to use these tools to solve real-world problems. By doing so, we can help prepare students for careers in a variety of fields, such as agriculture, forestry, environmental science, disaster management, and many others. 

Courses Taught

NRM 3014 Intro. to GIS, GPS & RS (Fall, 4 credits)

Lectures: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:10 am to 10:00 am, Room CFR-A102

Labs: Wednesdays from 03:10 pm to 5:00 pm, Room CFR-C202/CFR-C204

This course provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using both raster and vector spatial data models, with hands-on experience utilizing computers to aid problem-solving. Applications to be mastered include data entry, verification, database construction, cartographic modeling, and mapping of spatial data. The application of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) is described and utilized. Basic concepts of remote sensing are introduced.

NRM 3123 Remote Sensing (Fall, 3 credits)

Lectures: Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:10 am to 12:00 pm, Room CFR-C204

Labs: Tuesdays from 12:10 pm to 2:00 pm, Room CFR-C204

This course introduces the principles and practices of photo interpretation and remote sensing, which are primarily used in geospatial applications and natural resource management. Basics of the electromagnetic spectrum, technical backgrounds of image acquisition and photo interpretation, introduction to airborne and common satellite systems, image enhancement, atmospheric and geometric correction, thematic information extraction from thematic images, post-classification accuracy assessment, and change detection will be covered.

NRM 3113 Advanced GIS (Spring, 3 credits)

Lectures: Wednesdays and Fridays from 08:10 am to 09:00 am, Room CFR-C204

Labs: Fridays from 09:10 am to 12:00 pm, Room CFR-C204

This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students looking to enhance their skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The class is not introductory, and students will begin using more advanced analysis tools in the ArcGIS Pro software and other GIS platforms. GIS visualization techniques, web map applications, and Python scripting will all be introduced. Applications of the technology for scientific discovery and exploration will be used as case study examples. Additionally, the impacts of the use of GIS technology to portray and assess scientific principles will be provided. Course activities will culminate in a final project to be prepared by each student on their own with the instructor's guidance.

FRS 502V (Special Topic) Advance Geospatial Analysis and Applications (TBA, 3 credits)

This course covers a specific subject that might not be offered every semester. So, it is offered outside the regular schedule and often focuses on a new or emerging topic in the field of geospatial science.

Lectures: TBA

Labs: TBA

This course focuses on developing skills in geospatial analysis and imparting knowledge for managing GIS projects. It is project-based, and students will use a suite of GIS software tools and web-based GIS interfaces to perform advanced geospatial data creation, manipulation, analysis, and management. This course examines a diverse range of topics that illustrate how GIS can be used to help address a multitude of applications in natural resources and environmental issues.

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