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GIS LAB CRC <[log in to unmask]>
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UVM Conservation Biology Discussion Group <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 08:44:37 EDT
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An Introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems & Remote
Sensing in Conservation and Wildlife Management at the Smithsonian
Institutions Conservation & Research Center.

For detailed information check our web page at

December 6-10, 1999

This short course will provide wildlife managers with a working knowledge
about the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote
Sensing to the monitoring and management of wildlife and forest vegetation.
Exercises in establishing locations with a Global Positioning System (GPS),
data input into a GIS, and spatial analysis techniques for GIS will provide
hands-on and real world experience during the course.  Based on examples on
habitat selection in songbirds and white-tailed deer, course participants
will learn how to:

* Collect GIS data in the field using survey techniques and GPS.
* Differentially correct GPS data.
* Input GPS data into GIS using ArcView and ARC/INFO.
* Input field data into GIS.
* Use GIS for management of large data sets from multiple sources.
* Design and perform analysis using GIS data and spatial analysis
* Integrate data with ancillary data, such as satellite imagery, aerial
photography, and State Agency databases.

The course will be taught at the National Zoological Park's Conservation and
Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia.  The Center is located at  the
north entrance of the Shenandoah Park approximately 70 miles west of
Washington, D.C.  Pick-up from Washington Dulles Airport can be arranged.

Participants will be housed at the CRC Conference Center.  All computer labs
will be taught at the Center's Spatial Analysis Lab.  The lab is equipped
with PC workstations, three UNIX systems, two X-Terminals, a GPS Base
station, two digitizers, and color plotters and printers.

Room and Board:  $210.00
Instruction & Fees:  $790.00
Total:  $1,000.00

Maximum enrollment is 16.
Register with a deposit of $500 (or a signed training authorization) by
November 15, 1999.

To get a detailed schedule and to register visit our homepage at

or contact:

Chris Larson ([log in to unmask])
1500 Remount Road
Front Royal, VA 22630
540-635-6543 (GIS Lab)
540-635-6506 (FAX)

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