Accessing Aerial Photos, Topographic Maps,  & Other Planning Tools
<ul><li>Housekeeping </li></ul>Breaks at 9:25 and 10:35 Restrooms just down the hall Roaming instructors Please turn cell ...
<ul><li>Introductions  </li></ul>What tools do you use to evaluate timber sale opportunities?  Name, employer, level of ex...
<ul><li>What to expect today </li></ul>Overview How to use Airphotos Online Break  How to build custom maps Break How to e...
<ul><li>At noon, you’ll know how to… </li></ul>Find and use free map data Save medium-resolution airphotos Purchase the ri...
About digital  mapping <ul><li>Geographic information  systems (GIS) </li></ul>Technical Expensive
About digital  mapping <ul><li>Free, user-friendly options </li></ul>
Good sources of geographic data <ul><li>Airphotos Online  (MN DNR) </li></ul><ul><li>Landview  (MN DNR) </li></ul><ul><li>...
link
link MapSource can easily display GPS data on a  map . Not easy to overlay GPS data onto an  airphoto .
Today <ul><li>Airphotos Online </li></ul><ul><li>Landview </li></ul><ul><li>Exporting, printing, and using digital informa...
About Airphotos Online <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View Minnesota air photos </li></ul><ul><li>Order air photos </li>...
<ul><li>Note proper PLS format.  Enter the PLS data in the “Place” box:  </li></ul><ul><li>t049r17s29   </li></ul><ul><li>...
How the map screen works (1)
How the map screen works (2)
To the lab…
Instructor note: Slides up to this point can be delivered in a room other than the computer lab.  This may be a good idea ...
How to get an airphoto of your property using Airphotos Online
Purpose of this exercise <ul><li>Overview of Airphotos Online site </li></ul><ul><li>Use the search and browse functions t...
About Airphotos Online <ul><li>Open Airphotos Online in a new  browser window now. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dnr.state....
About Airphotos Online <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View Minnesota air photos </li></ul><ul><li>Order air photos </li>...
<ul><li>A forester has called us about a possible timber sale west of Cloquet (this is NOT a real sale): </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Click:  Browse & Download from the right-side green navigation box. </li></ul>Finding the right air photo
<ul><li>Note proper PLS format.  Enter the PLS data in the “Place” box:  </li></ul><ul><li>t049r17s29   </li></ul><ul><li>...
How the map screen works (1)
How the map screen works (2)
Selecting and viewing an airphoto
To save an image from the web: 1.  Mouse over the image. 2.  Right-click (press right-side mouse button) 3.  Select “Save ...
<ul><li>There are two options when ordering an air photo:  </li></ul><ul><li>Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Hard copy </li></ul...
Purchase considerations Check the date in the upper left corner Is the area of interest near center?
<ul><li>From any page,  click “Order prints” </li></ul><ul><li>Print order form, write in photo numbers, and mail in with ...
<ul><li>From medium resolution view, click “Add to Cart”  </li></ul><ul><li>Follow screen instructions to create an accoun...
Review: Airphotos Online <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View Minnesota air photos </li></ul><ul><li>Order air photos in ...
Wrap-up <ul><li>Questions, comments, discussion. </li></ul>
Break time
Wrap-up <ul><li>Please give us some feedback! </li></ul>
Overall I found this slideshow... Submit Clear A) Not at all helpful B) Slightly helpful C) Fairly helpful D) Very helpful...
What should we do to make the slideshow more useful? Submit Clear
Thank you! <ul><li>Return to  www.myminnesotawoods.org </li></ul><ul><li>Or  restart this slideshow </li></ul>
How to build a customized map using Landview
Purpose of this exercise <ul><li>Overview of Landview site </li></ul><ul><li>Use the search and browse functions to map a ...
About Landview <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View maps </li></ul><ul><li>Customize maps </li></ul><ul><li>But… can’t sa...
Landview vs. Airphotos Online <ul><li>Similar utilities & interface </li></ul><ul><li>Both have recent air photos </li></u...
How to use Landview <ul><li>Open Landview  in your browser  now </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/landview...
Landview utilities
Zoom in on NW Itasca County
Display road data 1.  Select “Roads” 2. Then, click “redraw map”
Display road data
Display road data: more detail
Display lake & river data 1.  Select “Lakes & Rivers” 2. Then, click “redraw map”
Display lake & river data
Display lake & river data 1.  Select “USGS DRGs” 2. Then, click “redraw map”
Display topographic map data (DRG)
Display corrected air photo data (DOQ)
Removing data to declutter the map 1.  Deselect  “Lakes & Rivers” 2. Then, click “redraw map”
Search for a place Landview also allows you to search by place name. Type “Cloquet forest” into “Find place” box Then, cli...
Search for a place by name
Search for a place by TRS Type “t146r33s09” into “Find place” box Then, click “go” Landview also allows you to search by t...
Comparing images: FSA vs USGS DOQs 1.  Make sure that you have FSA 2003 DOQ as your background.  If not, set it now. 2.  A...
Comparing images: FSA vs USGS DOQs FSA 2003 DOQ USGS DOQ
Exporting map data from Landview You can’t print from Landview.  Currently the only export option is a screencapture.  Exe...
New functionality coming soon Printing Help Draw polygons on the map Measure area More image and map data
Review: Landview <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View maps </li></ul><ul><li>Customize maps </li></ul><ul><li>Export maps...
Wrap-up <ul><li>Questions, comments, discussion. </li></ul>
Break time
Wrap-up <ul><li>Please give us some feedback! </li></ul>
How helpful was this slideshow? A) Not helpful at all B) Slightly helpful C) Fairly helpful D) Very helpful E) No answer S...
What could we do to make slideshows like this better? Submit Clear
Thank you! <ul><li>Return to  www.myminnesotawoods.org </li></ul><ul><li>Or  restart this slideshow </li></ul>
How to use digital geographic information in documents
WHY??? <ul><li>Clear communication </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid trouble </li></ul>
About this exercise <ul><li>Uses of digital geographic info </li></ul><ul><li>Finding the right data </li></ul><ul><li>Pro...
Uses of geographic info <ul><li>Save time for more important things </li></ul>
Uses of geographic info <ul><li>Plan operations </li></ul><ul><li>See interior of stand </li></ul><ul><li>Professional, cl...
Finding the right data <ul><li>What do you need to know?  (or show) </li></ul><ul><li>How do you intend to use it?  (Forma...
Using metadata to choose the right image FSA 2003 DOQ USGS DOQ 2003 1991 Metadata is data about the data.  Date of origin,...
Finding metadata <ul><li>Metadata should be linked to the data. </li></ul><ul><li>If not, you may need to search a bit. </...
Proper credit
Some hazards with the use of digital geographic data <ul><li>Printing at home:  What is the actual scale??? </li></ul>
Fair use of copyrighted material <ul><li>Copyright / fair use </li></ul>(Source:  U.S. copyright office )
More on fair use (Source:  Wikipedia )
To save an image from the web: 1.  Mouse over the image. 2.  Right-click (press right-side mouse button) 3.  Select “Save ...
Extracting data: screencaptures <ul><li>Capture a portion of your screen as an image, then paste or insert it into a docum...
Extracting data: screencaptures <ul><li>Many free screencapture tools offer more options </li></ul><ul><li>Google “screenc...
Review <ul><li>Airphotos Online </li></ul><ul><li>Landview </li></ul><ul><li>Using digital data </li></ul><ul><li>Using th...
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  • Airphotos Online, Landview, And Using Digital Info

    1. 1. Accessing Aerial Photos, Topographic Maps, & Other Planning Tools
    2. 2. <ul><li>Housekeeping </li></ul>Breaks at 9:25 and 10:35 Restrooms just down the hall Roaming instructors Please turn cell phones off, or at least set to vibrate. Feel free to stand, move around, ask questions, etc
    3. 3. <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul>What tools do you use to evaluate timber sale opportunities? Name, employer, level of experience with computers
    4. 4. <ul><li>What to expect today </li></ul>Overview How to use Airphotos Online Break How to build custom maps Break How to export, print, and use digital map data Adjourn at noon
    5. 5. <ul><li>At noon, you’ll know how to… </li></ul>Find and use free map data Save medium-resolution airphotos Purchase the right format photo for your needs Produce custom maps Produce quality, professional documents
    6. 6. About digital mapping <ul><li>Geographic information systems (GIS) </li></ul>Technical Expensive
    7. 7. About digital mapping <ul><li>Free, user-friendly options </li></ul>
    8. 8. Good sources of geographic data <ul><li>Airphotos Online (MN DNR) </li></ul><ul><li>Landview (MN DNR) </li></ul><ul><li>Northstar Mapper </li></ul><ul><li>Google maps </li></ul><ul><li>Your GPS receiver ? </li></ul>
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    12. 12. link
    13. 13. link MapSource can easily display GPS data on a map . Not easy to overlay GPS data onto an airphoto .
    14. 14. Today <ul><li>Airphotos Online </li></ul><ul><li>Landview </li></ul><ul><li>Exporting, printing, and using digital information </li></ul>
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    16. 16. About Airphotos Online <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View Minnesota air photos </li></ul><ul><li>Order air photos </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul>
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    18. 18. <ul><li>Note proper PLS format. Enter the PLS data in the “Place” box: </li></ul><ul><li>t049r17s29 </li></ul><ul><li>Then, click </li></ul>Finding the right air photo
    19. 19. How the map screen works (1)
    20. 20. How the map screen works (2)
    21. 21. To the lab…
    22. 22. Instructor note: Slides up to this point can be delivered in a room other than the computer lab. This may be a good idea in order to develop rapport, establish a flow for the day, and ease people into computer use. Some participants will have little prior experience with computers. Starting in a more familiar setting (instead of in front of a computer) may help to ease them into feeling comfortable in front of the screen.
    23. 23. How to get an airphoto of your property using Airphotos Online
    24. 24. Purpose of this exercise <ul><li>Overview of Airphotos Online site </li></ul><ul><li>Use the search and browse functions to find an airphoto </li></ul><ul><li>Airphoto purchase considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering airphotos </li></ul>
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    29. 29. About Airphotos Online <ul><li>Open Airphotos Online in a new browser window now. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/airphotos/ </li></ul>
    30. 30. About Airphotos Online <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View Minnesota air photos </li></ul><ul><li>Order air photos </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul>
    31. 31. <ul><li>A forester has called us about a possible timber sale west of Cloquet (this is NOT a real sale): </li></ul><ul><li>Jack pine plantation in NE corner of T49-R17-S29. </li></ul>Finding the right air photo
    32. 32. <ul><li>Click: Browse & Download from the right-side green navigation box. </li></ul>Finding the right air photo
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    34. 34. <ul><li>Note proper PLS format. Enter the PLS data in the “Place” box: </li></ul><ul><li>t049r17s29 </li></ul><ul><li>Then, click </li></ul><ul><li>Help is available </li></ul>Finding the right air photo
    35. 35. How the map screen works (1)
    36. 36. How the map screen works (2)
    37. 37. Selecting and viewing an airphoto
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    40. 40. To save an image from the web: 1. Mouse over the image. 2. Right-click (press right-side mouse button) 3. Select “Save image as…” 4. Choose file location and name 5. Press “Save”
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    42. 42. <ul><li>There are two options when ordering an air photo: </li></ul><ul><li>Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Hard copy </li></ul>Purchase considerations $10 $15
    43. 43. Purchase considerations Check the date in the upper left corner Is the area of interest near center?
    44. 44. <ul><li>From any page, click “Order prints” </li></ul><ul><li>Print order form, write in photo numbers, and mail in with payment </li></ul>Order a hard copy print
    45. 45. <ul><li>From medium resolution view, click “Add to Cart” </li></ul><ul><li>Follow screen instructions to create an account and order your image. </li></ul>Order a digital image
    46. 46. Review: Airphotos Online <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View Minnesota air photos </li></ul><ul><li>Order air photos in digital or hard copy formats </li></ul><ul><li>Consider year, layout, and format before purchasing. </li></ul>
    47. 47. Wrap-up <ul><li>Questions, comments, discussion. </li></ul>
    48. 48. Break time
    49. 49.
    50. 50. Wrap-up <ul><li>Please give us some feedback! </li></ul>
    51. 51. Overall I found this slideshow... Submit Clear A) Not at all helpful B) Slightly helpful C) Fairly helpful D) Very helpful E) No answer
    52. 52. What should we do to make the slideshow more useful? Submit Clear
    53. 53. Thank you! <ul><li>Return to www.myminnesotawoods.org </li></ul><ul><li>Or restart this slideshow </li></ul>
    54. 54. How to build a customized map using Landview
    55. 55. Purpose of this exercise <ul><li>Overview of Landview site </li></ul><ul><li>Use the search and browse functions to map a given location </li></ul><ul><li>Customizing map features </li></ul><ul><li>Compare data options </li></ul><ul><li>Exporting map information (briefly) </li></ul>
    56. 56. About Landview <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View maps </li></ul><ul><li>Customize maps </li></ul><ul><li>But… can’t save </li></ul><ul><li>… can’t print </li></ul><ul><li>… can’t draw </li></ul>
    57. 57. Landview vs. Airphotos Online <ul><li>Similar utilities & interface </li></ul><ul><li>Both have recent air photos </li></ul><ul><li>Landview displays more data (roads, water, land cover, and more) </li></ul><ul><li>Airphotos Online makes higher resolution images available </li></ul><ul><li>Landview has great features, but can be confusing </li></ul>
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    62. 62. How to use Landview <ul><li>Open Landview in your browser now </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/landview.html </li></ul>
    63. 63. Landview utilities
    64. 64. Zoom in on NW Itasca County
    65. 65. Display road data 1. Select “Roads” 2. Then, click “redraw map”
    66. 66. Display road data
    67. 67. Display road data: more detail
    68. 68. Display lake & river data 1. Select “Lakes & Rivers” 2. Then, click “redraw map”
    69. 69. Display lake & river data
    70. 70. Display lake & river data 1. Select “USGS DRGs” 2. Then, click “redraw map”
    71. 71. Display topographic map data (DRG)
    72. 72. Display corrected air photo data (DOQ)
    73. 73. Removing data to declutter the map 1. Deselect “Lakes & Rivers” 2. Then, click “redraw map”
    74. 74. Search for a place Landview also allows you to search by place name. Type “Cloquet forest” into “Find place” box Then, click “go”
    75. 75. Search for a place by name
    76. 76. Search for a place by TRS Type “t146r33s09” into “Find place” box Then, click “go” Landview also allows you to search by township, range, and section. The format is t999r99s99 Where do we end up?
    77. 77. Comparing images: FSA vs USGS DOQs 1. Make sure that you have FSA 2003 DOQ as your background. If not, set it now. 2. Activate the “zoom in” ( ) icon. 3. Zoom in to the maximum extent by clicking several times anywhere on the map. 4. Switch your background to “USGS DOQ”
    78. 78. Comparing images: FSA vs USGS DOQs FSA 2003 DOQ USGS DOQ
    79. 79. Exporting map data from Landview You can’t print from Landview. Currently the only export option is a screencapture. Exercise 3 has more on this.
    80. 80. New functionality coming soon Printing Help Draw polygons on the map Measure area More image and map data
    81. 81. Review: Landview <ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>View maps </li></ul><ul><li>Customize maps </li></ul><ul><li>Export maps (soon) </li></ul>
    82. 82. Wrap-up <ul><li>Questions, comments, discussion. </li></ul>
    83. 83. Break time
    84. 84. Wrap-up <ul><li>Please give us some feedback! </li></ul>
    85. 85. How helpful was this slideshow? A) Not helpful at all B) Slightly helpful C) Fairly helpful D) Very helpful E) No answer Submit Clear
    86. 86. What could we do to make slideshows like this better? Submit Clear
    87. 87. Thank you! <ul><li>Return to www.myminnesotawoods.org </li></ul><ul><li>Or restart this slideshow </li></ul>
    88. 88. How to use digital geographic information in documents
    89. 89. WHY??? <ul><li>Clear communication </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid trouble </li></ul>
    90. 90. About this exercise <ul><li>Uses of digital geographic info </li></ul><ul><li>Finding the right data </li></ul><ul><li>Proper credit </li></ul><ul><li>Some hazards </li></ul>
    91. 91. Uses of geographic info <ul><li>Save time for more important things </li></ul>
    92. 92. Uses of geographic info <ul><li>Plan operations </li></ul><ul><li>See interior of stand </li></ul><ul><li>Professional, clear communication </li></ul>
    93. 93. Finding the right data <ul><li>What do you need to know? (or show) </li></ul><ul><li>How do you intend to use it? (Format) </li></ul><ul><li>How important are precision and accuracy? </li></ul>
    94. 94. Using metadata to choose the right image FSA 2003 DOQ USGS DOQ 2003 1991 Metadata is data about the data. Date of origin, resolution, etc.
    95. 95. Finding metadata <ul><li>Metadata should be linked to the data. </li></ul><ul><li>If not, you may need to search a bit. </li></ul>
    96. 96. Proper credit
    97. 97. Some hazards with the use of digital geographic data <ul><li>Printing at home: What is the actual scale??? </li></ul>
    98. 98. Fair use of copyrighted material <ul><li>Copyright / fair use </li></ul>(Source: U.S. copyright office )
    99. 99. More on fair use (Source: Wikipedia )
    100. 100. To save an image from the web: 1. Mouse over the image. 2. Right-click (press right-side mouse button) 3. Select “Save image as…” 4. Choose file location and name 5. Press “Save”
    101. 101. Extracting data: screencaptures <ul><li>Capture a portion of your screen as an image, then paste or insert it into a document </li></ul><ul><li>To do a screencapture: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Press your computer’s print screen button. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Open a MS Word document. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Choose Edit  Paste </li></ul>
    102. 102. Extracting data: screencaptures <ul><li>Many free screencapture tools offer more options </li></ul><ul><li>Google “screencapture freeware” to find one </li></ul><ul><li>I use FastStone Capture: www.faststone.org/ </li></ul>
    103. 103. Review <ul><li>Airphotos Online </li></ul><ul><li>Landview </li></ul><ul><li>Using digital data </li></ul><ul><li>Using the right data </li></ul><ul><li>Fair use </li></ul><ul><li>Extracting data </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>
    104. 104. That’s it! Questions Evaluations

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