CSP7101 - GPS I: Field Mapping and Inventory

Course CodeCSP7101
Course TitleGPS I: Field Mapping and Inventory
DescriptionTUITION FEES: The Cost To Learner displayed in the Course Details is an approximate amount. Please refer to the 'Class Cost to Learner' displayed in the Class Details for the specific class session you wish to attend. Additional information is available at the NCTC website.

Note: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees

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 projects.

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Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Instructional Hours32
Course Content ContactDARYL VAN DYKE - GIS ANALYST; Phone: 707.825.5153; Email: ;
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Schedule:  CSP7101 - GPS I: Field Mapping and Inventory