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Greenhorns presents: GPS for Beginners.

June 10

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. We will also 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 go over the use of drones to build very high res maps of farm properties. 

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, scholarships available. $40 to register: office@greenhorns.org

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June 10
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Greenhorns
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office@greenhorns.org
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greenhorns.org

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Reversing Hall, Pembroke ME 04666
4 Leighton Pr. Rd
Pembroke, ME 04666 United States
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