the first of the summer events – gps for beginners june 10th

posted May 29, 2018

There are less than two weeks to go before we kick off our jam packed summer events schedule in Downeast costal Maine! First up on June 10th is GPS for Beginners, led by Markley Boyer. This workshop will be particularly useful for agrarians, young and old who are looking to more efficiently use their land, as well as those interested in cartography and topography.

This workshop will go over the basics of making online digital maps of farm properties using a combination of handheld digital devices (GPS or smartphone) and online satellite and other imagery. We will discuss the most efficient ways to use and combine and manipulate these sources. We will look at additional data layers that can be added to a digital map such as information about elevation, slope and aspect (which direction a slope faces) as well as soil maps, tax maps and historical maps. In addition, we’ll review a few software packages that can assist in farm management and the process of importing our digital farm maps into their management environments. If time allows, we will even go over the use of drones to build very high res maps of farm properties. If class participants have a particular area of interest that they want to cover, please let us know!

Our teacher is Markley Boyer. Markley has made maps for the Wildlife Conservation Society of a new national park system in Gabon, and mapped the historic ecosystems of Manhattan Island for the book Mannahatta.

Class size is limited $40 to register, email office@greenhorns.org

CLICK HERE to see the full event posting in our new online calendar.