FOR 5282 Advanced GIS in Forestry & Environmental Management | College of Extended Learning | UNB

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College of Extended Learning

Advanced GIS in Forestry & Environmental Management

Subject Course No. Credit Value
GIS/Forestry FOR 5282 Three (3) credit hours

This course teaches advanced GIS via the industry-standard ArcGIS Pro (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.

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Instructor: Jae Ogilvie
Prerequisite: FOR 5281 or FOR 2281 or comparable, or permission of instructor.

  • Students learn how to characterize and quantify environmental assets (forest inventory, riparian areas, transportation networks, etc.) at varying scales.
  • Using advanced spatial analysis techniques, students explore spatial interconnections of natural resources data layers.
  • Allows for opportunities for student-specific spatial problem-solving.

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%)
  • 1 x final exam (45%)

System requirements

This course requires the use of ArcGIS Pro.

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 1-year academic trial of ArcGIS Pro can be provided to registered students, if necessary.

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about our payment options.

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