Course Descriptions

FT221 :  Aerial Photo Interpretation and GPS

This course teaches the fundamentals of aerial photography and the global positioning systems (GPS) needed for navigation, interpretation and data gathering in natural resources. Students learn to relate photo features to map and landscape features, and to find distance, direction and land area on photos. Photos are used with GPS for various field data applications. Additional GPS topics include satellite signals and paths, factors influencing position accuracy and computer post-processing. Students use GPS to construct computer-generated maps.
Prerequisite: FT122 and MTH065; or instructor consent.
Credit Hours: 4
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