Tripp Lowe

FIA EVALIDator Queries

Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA) Background: The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program of the U.S. Forest Service provides the information needed to assess America’s forests. As the Nation’s continuous forest census, our program projects how forests are likely to appear 10 to 50 years from now. This enables […]

Mapping tabular data (Event Themes)

  OCONEE FOREST PARK (Lake Herrick):  DATA DOWNLOAD LINK  Here is the scenario:  You have been asked to compile preliminary data for the Oconee Forest Park for an upcoming project.  In the download above, you are provided three datasets: Lake_Herrick_Depths.csv: Lake depths captured with a Lowrance fish finder.  XY coordinates […]

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 ( and connect to the license server […]