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Continuing education

We are pleased to offer several courses in continuing education for natural resource professionals. 

LiDAR for Watershed Delineations and Overland Flow Modelling ($173.92)

Date: April 2, 2020

LiDAR for Wateshed Delineations and Overland Flow Modelling: Building on an assumed introductory knowledge of LiDAR and GIS, participants will gain hands on experience using ArcMap and the Spatial Analyst extension (provided in a lab session), for the derivation of LiDAR-based surface-water hydrology products. Participants will explore the concepts of LiDAR surface preconditioning (including culvert notching), towards the derivation and characterization of watershed areas and predicted surface flow networks across the landscape and where they interface with transportation and drainage infrastructure.

LiDAR for Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI) Development ($173.92)

Date: February 18, 2020

LiDAR for Enhanced Forest Inventory Development: Building on an assumed introductory knowledge of LiDAR and GIS, participants will gain hands on experience using ArcMap and the 3D Analyst extension (provided in a lab session), as well as the USDA Forest Service’s FUSION software to characterize LiDAR point cloud data, and MS Excel to develop basic regression equations for the derivation of Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI) predictions based on field calibration plot data. Basic statistical techniques will be discussed and applied, but no background in statistics is required.

  

Introduction to GIS in Forestry and Environmental Management ($395)

Date: March 26 and 27, 2020

Introduction to GIS in Forestry and Environmental Management:

This 2-day introductory course is intended for professionals seeking a basic working knowledge of the ArcGIS software suite. Participants will gain hands-on experience with ArcGIS (provided) in a computer lab setting. As a result of the workshop, participants will be able to acquire, manage and use spatial data to develop, symbolize and share informative maps, perform common editing and geoprocessing operations and interchange between GIS and GPS data formats.