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Maps and Mapping for Field Technicians RENR 1002

Renewable Resources Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​Maps and mapping are important components of environmental assessment projects. Maps contain a large amount of information and data and, for that reason, are then useful for summarizing project data and findings. The Maps and Mapping for Field Technicians nano-module will provide participants with a basic understanding of the skills required to identify key features and interpret map data.

Prerequisite(s)

​Grade 10 Math or equivalent, Basic English Proficiency, Competency with Computer.

Credits

0.5

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Gain experience using the National Topographic Survey system.
  • Define and contrast map scale.
  • Measure distances on maps using various methods.
  • Geo-reference mapping information.
  • Interpret contour lines from maps.
  • Describe and demonstrate the use of a compass.
  • Differentiate between magnetic north, true north, and grid north.
  • Set compass declination.
  • Define the use of GPS.
  • Understand the use of GPS to enter waypoints and navigation.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Maps and Mapping for Field Technicians (RENR 1002) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Essentials of Natural Resource and Environmental Protection (MENREP)
    Microcredential Part-time/Distance & Online Learning

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