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College of Extended Learning

Introduction to GIS in Forestry & Environmental Management

Subject Course No. Credit Value
GIS/Forestry FOR 5281 Three (3) credit hours

The course introduces GIS via the industry-standard ArcGIS suite (system requirements) and emphasizes learning GIS through applied environmental management scenarios. Specifically, applications in land base inventory and mapping using data for the UNB Woodlot.

Instructor: Jae Ogilvie (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • Introduces core GIS concepts in a practical self-directed manner.
  • Makes use of applied examples in forestry and environmental management to reinforce concepts.
  • Allows for opportunities for student-specific spatial problem-solving.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 16 x Assignments (40% total)
  • 3 x Quizzes (15% total)
  • 1 x Final Exam (invigilated - contact instructor, 45%)

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course. Learn more about fees and methods of payment.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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ArcGIS system requirements

This course requires the use of ArcGIS Desktop.

A windows-only program, please ensure that your computer is suitable for installation. Learn more about the minimum system requirements.

Note: Mac users can still install ArcGIS desktop on their computer using BootCamp or a virtual machine (VM) such as Parallels. Additionally, students may use the UNB Virtual Lab to access the software remotely using a PC or Mac.

A fully-featured student academic trial of ArcGIS Desktop can be provided to registered students, if necessary.

If you wish, you can check your computer’s ability to run ArcGIS Desktop.

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