Lab 01 follow-up… I’ve stored my Lab 01 document HERE. Those of you with your laptop and ArcGIS installed, download the file then double-click to open my ArcMap project. For your reference, an ArcGIS map package (MPK) is essentially a complete GIS project – it is an ArcMap-readable compressed file […]

Lab01 Review… Object-Based Image Classification (OBIA)


Unmanned Aerial Systems in Natural Resource Management Syllabus Know Before You Fly Software: 7Zip (Installer Download Site) ArcGIS Desktop (send me an email request for 1-year student license) RQGIS (R Package Page) (Install Instructions – use advanced installation) Grab the latest QGIS 2x version, Python 2.7x, gdal, Orfeo Toolbox, SAGA […]

Drones Lecture 01: Course Overview & Setup


Spatial Analyst Toolset Must load the Spatial Analyst extension to use these tools – Customize >> Extensions >> … ESRI Spatial Analyst Toolset Listing You’ve used the following tools in lab: Conditional – Raster If/Then operations Distance – When paired with a reclassification, this is how we buffer using the raster data type Extraction (specifically […]

Raster Ecological Geofence…



Census’ Batch Geocoder: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/geocoder.html Census’ Batch Geocoder documentation: https://www2.census.gov/geo/pdfs/maps-data/data/FAQ_for_Census_Bureau_Public_Geocoder.pdf Association of Consulting Foresters member list: https://www.acf-foresters.org/ACFWeb/Directory/ACFWeb/Find_a_Forester/Directory.aspx Reformat the address information to conform to the Census Batch Geocoder’s requirements. Ensure you maintain a valid Unique ID field

Batch Geocode ACF List


  Sumter County Cruise Data Georgia GIS Clearinghouse Historical Imagery https://apps.itos.uga.edu/gsdi_rasterportal/ State: https://apps.itos.uga.edu/gsdi_rasterportal/resources/WMTSCapabilities_Statewide.xml Regional: https://apps.itos.uga.edu/gsdi_rasterportal/resources/WMTSCapabilities_Regional.xml County: https://apps.itos.uga.edu/gsdi_rasterportal/resources/WMTSCapabilities_County.xml Add a WMTS service to your ArcMap project: Open the Catalog window Scroll down and expand the GIS SERVERS selection Double-click ADD WMTS SERVER Paste the WMTS path into URL and hit GET LAYERS Expand the […]

Cruise Grids


Georeferencing practice (Oconee Forest Park) OCFP SAMPLE DATA Set up your ArcMap project Load your georeferenced source image (NAIP2015_Source.jpg) Ensure your data frame coordinate system matches the NAIP (UTM17/NAD83/Zone17N…) Load your ungeoreferenced target image this layer is not georeferenced, you will not see it when it loads Save the project to your workspace Locate possible ground […]

Week 6 Lab: Rubber sheeting w/ the georeferencing toolbar



    Data  Download the lab 5 data HERE. Copy the zipped file over to your E:\ drive and unzip it. The attribute table of the CoverType shapefile contains information about the forest vegetation and management history within each stand. This layer uses the projected coordinate system UTM/NAD83/Zone17N. We will […]

Lab 5. RCW Site Assessment


    You’ve received a request from a client, The Cattle Company of North Florida, to update an old map of their OCARP Site #1 property (Figure 1). The site is 1,121 acres and consists of clearcut, hardwood, and slash pine sites. Please generate an updated cover type map for […]

Digitizing the OCARP property


Create new shapefile (from ArcMap) Windows pull-down > Catalog In the Catalog navigate to your working directory right-click on your working directory > New > Shapefile You now have an empty shapefile loaded in the table of contents Add needed fields to your Attribute Table Open the new layer’s attribute […]

Digitizing (Shapefile) – Part I



    Part I of your course notebook is due October 19 by midnight.  Upload your work to the How-To Notebook Part I ELC assignment dropbox. I might move a topic to Part II if we don’t cover it before the document is due.  I will announce any changes during […]

FORS 7690 How-To Notebook (Part I)