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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 230 Aerial Photo Interpretation (2) Aerial photo interpretation techniques applied to land management inventories, mapping, road location, and procurement.

FORT 230 Aerial Photo Interpretation (2)

FORT 230 is a third-semester, two-credit course that explores the applications of aerial photography in forest and natural resource management. Both black-and-white and infrared photographs at diverse scales will be used. Photographic measurements of distance, area, and elevation will be studied. The use of aerial photos in ecological classification, forest vegetation mapping, and forest inventory will also be covered. Lab exercises will include forestry operations such as logging road layout, timber harvest mapping, and property boundary mapping. Linkages with global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS) will be stressed.

The course objectives are for students to develop skills in interpreting and using aerial photos for forest resource management.

Grading will be based on tests, quizzes, lab exercises, and student participation.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FORT 130

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