Environmental Studies 255:Remote Sensing and GIS
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN 55057
The intent of this course
is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of remote sensing and Geographic
Information Systems (GIS), and will attempt to place these technologies in the
context of information systems, cartography,and a variety of other supporting
disciplines. We will explore both the potential and the limitations of remote
sensing and GIS. We will learn the basics of ArcView -- a powerful and popular
desktop GIS package -- and EPIC a second package available from the state of
Minnesota, but the focus is on concepts.
NAD27 and NAD83 (=WGS84 for our purposes) coordinates for the St.
Olaf marker by WCAL studios.
NDVI for Class
PDF version of Fall 2008 syllabus.
St. Olaf College GIS Home
Olaf College GIS web site contains a variety of data layers including coverages
for St. Olaf and immediately adjacent properties.
Links to Minnesota GIS/Remote Sensing Information and Software
Landsat Imagery for Minnesota via MN DNR FORNET
and Imageview program.
Minnesota DNR Data Deli
Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium
Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
GIS at the University of Minnesota.
Regional Earth Sciences Application Center (RESAC)
for the Upper Midewest
University of Minnesota Soil,
Water, and Climate.
Links to National and International Sources of Information
Data and Information
Cornell University's Digital Earth
Degree Confluence Project
NASA Earth Observatory
NASA Earth from Space
National Elevation Database
Craft. Much basic info. on using GIS, etc.
Geography Network (may need
to use MS Explorer for this to work).
University of Wisconsin Geography
NOAA WWW Gateway
Online Map Creation.
Radarsat Inc. and Canadian
Space Agency Radarsat sites.
Terraserver Map Server
Tiger Mapping Service
Links to GIS and Remote Sensing Software Companies