Interpreting Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats from Aerial Imagery
Sponsored by the Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology, in coordination with RS&GIS and Northwest Michigan College.
This online professional course teaches participants how to successfully interpret and classify wetlands from aerial imagery and high-resolution satellite imagery. This course is appropriate for anyone involved in wetland inventory, monitoring, planning, mitigation or engineering. Participants must have access to ArcGIS for Desktop software version 10.1 or later.
The course is divided into 4 broad sections:
Imagery and Ancillary Data – sources, examples and data characteristics
Identifying and Classifying Wetland and Deepwater Systems and Subsystems according to the federally-accepted wetland classification system, Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (Cowardin, et. al).
Identifying and Classifying Wetland and Deepwater Classes according to the federally-accepted wetland classification system, Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (Cowardin, et. al).
Supplemental information regarding interpretation of Subclasses and Water Regimes.
Besides lesson content, the course includes:
Virtual Field trips
GIS-based exercises using ArcGIS 10.x
Length: 24 – 36 Contact Hours