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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 130 Forest Mapping Systems (2) Mapping forest properties, using traditional mechanical drawing techniques, geographical positioning systems, geographic information systems, and spatial analysis of resources.

FORT 130 Forest Mapping Systems (2)

FORT 130 is offered as a 2-credit, first-semester course at Mont Alto. Students will become familiar with a variety of maps commonly used in forestry, including topographic maps, vegetation classification maps, and boundary surveys. Hand compasses will be used for basic field navigation and with maps. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology will be used to record and process locational data for use in forest management. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will be used to organize and analyze various types of geographically-related data.

The course objectives are for students to develop skills in reading and interpreting topographic and other forest maps, to learn to use a compass for navigation, to measure distances with pacing, to use GPS in forest mapping, and to use GIS.

Grades will be based on class and laboratory assignments and problems, quizzes, and exams.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Fall 2014

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.