GIS Technology for Ranchers
January 10-12, 2018
$400 – Covers materials, equipment, refreshments and meals.
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363
This lectureship will provide participants with a multi-level view of location-based (geospatial) technologies—beginning with a broad overview and continuing through a detailed look at building a system for problem solving. Discussions will include how technology is being used to improve management decisions and explore options available to ranch managers for incorporating these technologies into their ranching operations. Participants will have hands on exercises and demonstrations throughout the course with an optional, 1-day training available at the end of the session. This lectureship focuses on the importance of location in the decision making process and is intended for those with limited experience using these technologies.
- Introduce location-based (geospatial technologies—GIS, GPS, digital imagery, and Google Earth
- Learn (through real-world examples and hands-on exercises) how these technologies are being use to help ranches work more effectively/efficiently
- Explore available software, online tools, and existing data sources
- Utilize existing tools to enhance your capabilities (NRCS Web Soil Survey, etc.)
Amy G. Snelgrove
Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M University