Pictures, Points, and Places
July 25, 2006 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
University of Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay Campus, Coastal Institute
Would you like more intensive instruction on how to use GPS units and digital cameras to create the maps you need? This unique full-day program provides hands-on practice using GPS units and digital cameras to collect field data, and using laptops, import data and organize your results.
What Will I Learn? This workshop is designed so that no GPS experience is required. However, experienced GIS users will gain proficiency collecting geo-referenced digital pictures. Hyperlinking pictures with GPS points, using free software (DNR Garmin) will allow you to view pictures interactively in GIS programs. Basic GIS concepts will be covered, including obtaining RIGIS data and creating GIS-based maps. A free GIS program (AccuGlobe) is used for most of the GIS exercises, but instruction will also be provided for using the linked pictures in ESRI software. Exercises will include importing data into a spreadsheet for reporting stormdrain locations to the RIDEM stormwater program.
Trainers will include University of New Hampshire Geospatial Technologies Training Center, in cooperation with the University of Connecticut and University of Rhode Island Geospatial Extension Programs.
Who Should Attend? Anyone interested in gaining experience linking GPS data and digital photos for use with GIS software.
How Much Does It Cost? $100 for Nonprofit/Government/Student ($125 after July 7) $150 for Professionals ($175 after July 7).
How Do I Register? Enrollment is limited to 24 students, so early registration is suggested. Please contact Lisa Philo of URI NEMO via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 401.874.5687 to sign up now!