Click HERE to access the lab data repository!!! You can click HERE too       Nothing will happen If you click here. Download OcNF_Data.gdb2.zip from the data repository and set up your project workspace on the E:\ drive (even though the lab document or screen shots may reference […]

Lab 1. Soft introduction to ArcMap


I have installed FlashBack Express (FBE) on the GIS lab machines.  If you do not already have a favorite screen recording software, I suggest using it.  Operation is simple: Stage your ArcMap project or task Open a Notepad document and type your name, the date, and your task number.  Make sure this […]

flashback express


    As I documented in the course syllabus, your quiz 5 exam is comprised of two tasks.  The first part is to video-document the 38 common ArcGIS tasks listed below.  (The second part will be administered during the course’s scheduled final exam period – See Syllabus).  Please use the GIS […]

ArcGIS Video Task List



Download Lab Data Files Here   3-dimensional surface model from iPhone 6 video (Autodesk ReCap Pro 2018) In this lab, we will take a look at a ground-based approach of generating a 3 dimensional surface model.  First we will consider the Warnell wood pile example.  However neat you think this output may be, […]

FANR5640/7640: Lab 1 – Ground-based 3D model of Warnell Woodpile ...


    Raise your hand if you remember ROYGBIV from elementary school. Yep, the general order of colors in a rainbow: red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-violet. Now for the next question… Have you ever wondered why a banana is yellow? Yeah, a strange question I know but it is one of my talking points […]

First Shots with Micasense RedEdge-M


How-To Collect Data with SoloForest and the Flint GPS Units Information in this document is modified from pdf documents put together by Johnny Thompson, LandMark Systems Flint Basics This unit uses a windows operating system and a stylus to navigate Turn the unit on with the on/off button Refresh (turn […]

Solo Forest GPS



  Photo Info CSV I have over three years of drone photos stored on my computer.  Unfortunately, I have not kept track of when/where/why I have flown.  I do, however, have only a handful of directories in which I have saved these photos.  I need to search specific directories on […]

FANR5640/7640: Lecture 21 – It is Friday. Or maybe it ...


      FORS 5640/7640 Final Exam When:  May 2, 2018, from 12 – 3 (if you have a conflict, please let me know as soon as possible) Where:  In the GIS Lab Format:  Closed book/Closed note; multiple choice Don’t forget upload your Remote Pilot 101 Quiz 1 – 9 […]

FANR5640/7640: Lecture 20 – It’s Friday, again.


Mission planning for vertical surfaces Ground Control Software I will give a short demonstration of four common (DJI-based) ground control software: DJI GO 4, GS Pro, Map Pilot, and Pix4Dcapture.  For the most part, flight planning with these software is completed on site, in the field.   Agisoft Photoscan I have been […]

FANR5640/7640: Lab 11 – Ground Control Software / Agisoft Photoscan ...



    There are quite a few ground control software options available for both IOS and Android.  Most DJI pilots will use the DJI Go app when first learning how to operate their aircraft manually.  Its functionality is limited, however, for those wanting to perform autonomous missions.  For these types […]

FANR5640/7640: Lecture 19 – Ground Control Software (DJI GSPro, Map ...