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Geospatial Application in Natural Resource Management RENR 7010

Renewable Resources Course

Course details

This course reviews technologies and tools commonly used to survey, map, and analyze geospatial data in applications of natural resource management. Students will use a range of geospatial and digital field survey tools and applications to: (i) design, access, create, translate, and edit digital data files; (ii) collect, process, and export field observations using a range of field techniques including GNSS and remote sensing technology; (iii) interpret and analyze data; and (iv) prepare and present data in technical reports and presentations. This course will support students that are new to geospatial concepts as well as review and further develop concepts and skills introduced in diploma-level geospatial courses in the Renewable Resources Department. The course will support learning of students with a range of geospatial experience using techniques such as asynchronous modules offered through the Geospatial Hub, optional supplemental in-person labs and consulting, and peer-to-peer learning. Assignments and lessons will introduce students to tools and processes that will assist them in desktop analyses and use of field observations in other courses within the Ecological Restoration BSc Program.​


  • Acceptance into the Ecological Restoration degree program or by departmental approval.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of RENR 7010 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50385


Thu Sep 07 - Thu Dec 14 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 50385
  • $851.66
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 14 Thu 08:30 - 11:20 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2540

Laurie Stott

Course outline




Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is reserved for Ecological Restoration program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Contact Giti Abouhamzeh at 778-331-1392 or for approval.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and use a range of digital survey tools and applications (e.g., GNSS, remote sensing, cloud applications) common to environmental site assessments.
  • Access and translate digital data from a variety of natural resource management sources for use in a range of industry standard applications and devices.
  • Develop data management and workflow plans that are tailored to specific projects and clients.
  • Prepare digital field and survey forms to meet specific study objectives.
  • Transfer, process, and prepare field observation data for use in a range of applications/tools/processes.
  • Identify and perform appropriate geospatial data analyses to meet project objectives and effectively communicate the process and results of these analyses. ​

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Geospatial Application in Natural Resource Management (RENR 7010) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time


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