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Output paths Screen shots below show my project’s working directory: …/OcNF_Data/ . The directory contains: Five shapefiles, one raster, and one DBF table, and One file geodatabase, OcNF_Data.ddb that holds 5 (vector) feature classes, one raster, and one table ArcMap Catalog listing: Windows File Explorer listing: Where should you save […]

Week 2. Lab 1 follow-up


    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 ...