Online Mapping & GIS Eli Sagor University of Minnesota Extension, St Paul John Geissler Boulder Lake ELC, Duluth 2008 LOGG...
What we’ll cover <ul><li>Goals and parameters </li></ul><ul><li>Finding planning tools online </li></ul><ul><li>Creating c...
Background <ul><li>GPS curriculum ~2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Loggers, foresters, and la...
Accessing Aerial Photos, Topographic Maps,  & Other Planning Tools
About digital mapping <ul><li>Geographic information  systems (GIS) </li></ul>Technical Expensive
About digital mapping <ul><li>Free, user-friendly options </li></ul>
Type place name, zip, coordinates, etc to search and view Save and access your previous places here Turn data layers on or...
Tools in Google Maps
GMaps tools & instructions
When to use each tool?
Go for it! Live demo Please add at least one line, placemark, and polygon to your map.
Sample map 1 (Gilmer)
Sample map 2 (Witkowski)
What will you NOT put on your map?
How to add photos to map features
Assignments: <ul><li>Group 1:  Lat / long coordinates for Itasca State Park </li></ul><ul><li>Group 2:  Elevation differen...
Landview for Loggers, Foresters, and Landowners   Putting state-wide aerial photos, mapping and other geographic informati...
Workshop Objectives <ul><li>Use Landview to: </li></ul><ul><li>Browse spatial data </li></ul><ul><li>Create simple line an...
 
Section 1   Moving Around Landview
Tools to Move Around the “Display Window” Zoom Out Pan Move the Current Location Zoom to State (Minnesota) Zoom In
Exercise 1 <ul><li>Use Landview to find and zoom in on the forest  </li></ul><ul><li>around Thomson Dam, Carlton County </...
Section 2   Overlays and Background Maps
Where does the data come from?
Exercise 2 You are given the following Lat/Long coordinates  for a logging landing. Create the below map using the landing...
Section 3  Measuring Distance/Area and  Creating Shapefiles 0.42 miles 44 acres
Tools to Measure Distance/Area Measure Distance Measure Area
 
Supplemental Exercises
Section 4  Adding Text & Printing Maps
Section 5   Transferring data to/from GPS
Key points: review <ul><li>Focus on innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Loggers, foresters, and landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Hand...
Questions or Comments <ul><li>Eli Sagor  (612) 624-6948 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>John Geissler (218) 721-3731 [em...
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    1. 1. Online Mapping & GIS Eli Sagor University of Minnesota Extension, St Paul John Geissler Boulder Lake ELC, Duluth 2008 LOGGER TRAINING & EDUCATION CONFERENCE
    2. 2. What we’ll cover <ul><li>Goals and parameters </li></ul><ul><li>Finding planning tools online </li></ul><ul><li>Creating custom maps </li></ul><ul><li>Landview: more powerful app </li></ul>
    3. 3. Background <ul><li>GPS curriculum ~2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Loggers, foresters, and landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on for all skill levels </li></ul>
    4. 4.
    5. 5. Accessing Aerial Photos, Topographic Maps, & Other Planning Tools
    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.
    9. 9. Type place name, zip, coordinates, etc to search and view Save and access your previous places here Turn data layers on or off by selecting boxes Email, print, or view data in Google Maps
    10. 10. Tools in Google Maps
    11. 11. GMaps tools & instructions
    12. 12. When to use each tool?
    13. 13. Go for it! Live demo Please add at least one line, placemark, and polygon to your map.
    14. 14. Sample map 1 (Gilmer)
    15. 15. Sample map 2 (Witkowski)
    16. 16. What will you NOT put on your map?
    17. 17. How to add photos to map features
    18. 18. Assignments: <ul><li>Group 1: Lat / long coordinates for Itasca State Park </li></ul><ul><li>Group 2: Elevation difference between the peak of Eagle Mountain and Lake Superior </li></ul><ul><li>Group 3: A Cloquet Forestry Center timber harvest site </li></ul><ul><li>Group 4: The Grand Rapids DNR Regional Office </li></ul><ul><li>Group 5: A gas station near St. Hilaire, MN </li></ul><ul><li>Group 6: Rajala’s Deer River mill </li></ul>
    19. 19. Landview for Loggers, Foresters, and Landowners Putting state-wide aerial photos, mapping and other geographic information at your fingertips
    20. 20. Workshop Objectives <ul><li>Use Landview to: </li></ul><ul><li>Browse spatial data </li></ul><ul><li>Create simple line and polygon shapefiles </li></ul><ul><li>Create, view, and print maps </li></ul><ul><li>Download and upload data to a Garmin GPS </li></ul>
    21. 22. Section 1 Moving Around Landview
    22. 23. Tools to Move Around the “Display Window” Zoom Out Pan Move the Current Location Zoom to State (Minnesota) Zoom In
    23. 24. Exercise 1 <ul><li>Use Landview to find and zoom in on the forest </li></ul><ul><li>around Thomson Dam, Carlton County </li></ul>
    24. 25. Section 2 Overlays and Background Maps
    25. 26. Where does the data come from?
    26. 27. Exercise 2 You are given the following Lat/Long coordinates for a logging landing. Create the below map using the landing as your current location. Lat= 46 ° 42.278’ Long = 92° 31.870’ Overlays Turned On PLS Township (Symbol – Yellow solid line width = 6 ) Background Map Quad Map
    27. 28. Section 3 Measuring Distance/Area and Creating Shapefiles 0.42 miles 44 acres
    28. 29. Tools to Measure Distance/Area Measure Distance Measure Area
    29. 31. Supplemental Exercises
    30. 32. Section 4 Adding Text & Printing Maps
    31. 33. Section 5 Transferring data to/from GPS
    32. 34. Key points: review <ul><li>Focus on innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Loggers, foresters, and landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on for all skill levels </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement </li></ul>
    33. 35. Questions or Comments <ul><li>Eli Sagor (612) 624-6948 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>John Geissler (218) 721-3731 [email_address] </li></ul>

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