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Four Specie Habitat Suitability

Last semester, I tasked students with describing suitable habitat for four animals: wild turkey, timber rattlesnake, striped skunk, and the black bear.  Your task this week in lab is to develop a model to highlight these ‘suitable’ areas for each of the critters.  You will use the topological operators I […]


Connect to the Warnell Global Mapper License Server

The following instructions step you through the process of connecting to the Warnell Global Mapper license server. If you are interested, you can install Global Mapper on your personal computer or lab machine, too. Download the installation files from the Global Mapper website (https://www.bluemarblegeo.com/products/global-mapper-download.php) and connect to the license server […]


FANR5640/7640: Lecture 2 – Hobbyist/Recreational Drone Operations

Important links: FAA ‘Recreational Flyers: Fly Safe. Have Fun. (YouTube Webinar (0:00 – 11:45) FAA Recreational Flyers & Modeler Community-Based Organizations Background The model aircraft community is currently in a state of flux.  Recreational flyers have been operating under the guidelines specified in Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and […]


USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)

.. .. What is FIA?  https://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/fact-sheets/overview/What_is_FIA_FS_2018_update.pdf The Enhanced Forest Inventory and Analysis Program – National Sampling Design and Estimation Procedures.  This is the document you should reference when talking about the FIA. (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/20371) Executive Summary: PDF page 9 1998 Farm Bill required: PDF page 14 Phase 1: PDF page 22 […]