Course detail

LCF5888 - Geospatial Information in Forestry Projects

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
120 hours

Silvio Frosini de Barros Ferraz

a) provide basic concepts of GIS, including spatial structure of geodatabase, map projections, coordinate systems, remote sensing and global position systems; b) instruct students to create cartographic databses using image interpretation and GPS surveys; c) demonstrate how geospatial technology could be used for natural resources management; d) make pratical assessments to support the aplication of GIS tecnology on research projects of students.

Spatial information concept. Coordinate systems / projection systems; linear and spatial measurements units; basic cartography, GIS: definition, types, softwares, overall view of ArcGIS, GNSS: system, receptors; Remote Sensing concepts; georefering, control points error estimation. Digital and analogic data sources; map digitalization; GNSS: data field collection; Images: sources, types, formats, raster concept; multispectral image, vegetation indices; supervised classification; tematic map; high resolution images. ArcGIS; project; layers, simbology, field data plot, queries, attributes, table management and association. Forestry database, attribute and spatial queries. Cartographic database. Countour levels digitalization, Digital Elevation Model, slope and aspect. Buffers and vetorial map processing, table summarizing, road and stand design.

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