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Courses Taught

NRM 3014 Intro. to GIS, GPS & RS (Current Schedule: Fall)

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. Application of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) is described and utilized. Basic concepts of remote sensing are introduced.

NRM 3123 Remote Sensing (Current Schedule: Fall)

This course introduces the principles and practices of photo interpretation and remote sensing primarily for use 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 (Current Schedule: Spring)

This course is an undergraduate-level course directed at developing more advanced Geographic Information Systems skills. The class is not introductory and students will begin using more advanced analysis tools in the ESRI GIS software (ArcGIS Pro). 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 help of the instructor.

FRS 502V Advanced Geospatial Analysis and Applications (Current Schedule: Spring)

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

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