Friday, July 8, 2011

GPS 101: Technology for Better Land and Water Management

A class will be held in Cullman on July 28, 2011, about using the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to better manage natural resources.  Some of the topics include:
  • Overview basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Review various GPS systems and the management options and uses they can provide landowners, WaterWatch volunteers, etc.
  • Overview of free or inexpensive software that can be used with the GPS to develop maps.
  • Hands-on training with Garmin GPS units.
  • Hands-on training with low-cost GIS software.
  • Quick review of Google maps, Google Earth, and Picasa.
 Here's a link to a flyer that outlines the program and the registration.

Participants that live in, work in, or assist residents in the Rock Creek Watershed can request a scholarship that will cover the $30 registration fee.  This scholarship is being offered by the Alabama Water Watch Program in support of the Rock Creek Watershed Management Project.

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