Geographic Information System technology is being used in a
variety of applications throughout the world. At RTI we are looking
at ways to use GIS to help rural landowners by improving older forestry
practices with newer, more efficient techniques. Here you will find
some of the tools and applications that we are creating and using.
- For some information on GIS and its relation to map making,
visit our Desktop Mapping
Information for Resource Managers page. The foundation
for this page was based on Paul Pingrey's
Digital Grove, and was used
with his permission. Digital Grove is no longer online, but the information is now available out of New Brunswick, Canada at ForestPal.com.
ESRM 250 introduces the technical use of geographic information
systems (GIS) in natural resource management and earth sciences.
The course is directed at giving students an understanding
of, and experience with, the practical use of GIS software,
hardware, and data. Lab exercises and course projects will
use real-world datasets.
- Pegger - a GIS
based automated preliminary road design tool for quickly
evaluating road location alternatives