Mark Helper

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Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin, The

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Activity

Spatial Analysis of Raster Data - An Antarctic Example part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences Summary Using Antarctic elevation and ice thickness raster data sets, this exercise uses tools available in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst ...

Course

GIS and GPS Applications in Earth Sciences part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
Theory and practice of geographic information system (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies and their applications to problems in earth sciences. Laboratories and field trips provide hands-on experience with collection, mapping and analysis of geologic and other field data using GPS equipment and GIS software. Topics include map projections, datums and reference frames, cartographic principles, remotely sensed data principles (satellite and aerial photos, image radar, LiDAR), vector- and raster-based data models, geospatial data resources, GIS software applications, GPS constellation and data structure, differential GPS, data logging schemes, GPS postprocessing software, integration of GPS and GIS in mapmaking, geostatistics, extant GIS applications in geology and hydrogeology. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester, and one weekend field trip. Prerequisite: Introductory to Field and Stratigraphic Methods (a junior-level field course).


Events and Communities

Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience in the 21st Century Participants