GIS Technology for Ranchers

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January 10-12, 2018


$400 – Covers materials, equipment, refreshments and meals.


Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

1730 West Corral Ave.
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 the application of GIS technology. 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, including training in the use of Arc-GIS.

Learning Objectives
  • 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, Geospatial Consultant