SAME DAY EVENTS:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Regional Statistical Hydrology and Flood Prediction Training
|1/31/2012 - 2/3/2012 |
|GPS I: Field Mapping and Inventory (CSP7101)
|Location: Vero Beach, FL
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Course begins at 8:00AM on the first day, and ends at 12PM the last day.
Vero Beach, FL
This hands-on field course emphasizes real-world applications of Global
Positioning System (GPS) technology for natural resource field
personnel. By the end of this course you will be able to use a
multi-billion dollar space based radio positioning and navigation system
to document the location of your study plots, bird point-count
stations, archeological sites, roads, fence lines, crops, or weed
patches on your refuge/conservation area. Since field work is only half
the picture, this course also covers downloading GPS data and importing
into ArcGIS and Google Earth for data analysis or map use, and
exporting spatial data back to the GPS receivers for field navigation.
Garmin Map76CSx GPS units are used exclusively in this introductory
class. All GPS/GIS hardware and software are provided.
• Understand how GPS works, its possibilities and limitations, and
apply this knowledge to improve field data collections techniques,
• Use a Garmin Map76CSx GPS device for navigation, and creation of waypoints, lines and area features,
• Integrate GPS data with ArcGIS and Google Earth GIS software,
• Use mission planning software to improve accuracy, and
• Generate meaningful metadata in the field and office.
Target Audience: Field biologists, GIS specialists and other natural resource
professionals that need to apply GPS mapping techniques to their field
$920 for five day course
Tuition fees are not charged to employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Tuition fees for all USFWS Service contractors and volunteers are the responsibility of the contracting agency or the sponsoring office. National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management Employees, because of their agency contributions, are not charged NCTC tuition fee A tuition fee will be charged to all other participants at the following rates: NCTC tuition fees.
So Lan Ching, 304-876-7771, so_lan_Ching@fws.gov
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