“While I have seen many such [renewable energy] programs in the US and Canada, I have seen none which compare to Morrisville’s. In terms of diversity of programs, quality of faculty and staff, depth of instruction, and “passion,” [MSC’s Renewable Energy program] is far ahead of the competition.”
Renewable Energy Technology A.A.S.
Course DescriptionBasics Geospatial Technology
This course involves a basic introduction to geospatial technology with focus on the practical applications of geographic information (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) in mapping natural and renewable resources. The basic principles of GIS and GPS are discussed with emphasis on computer-assisted mapping. Focus will be on running ArcGIS (a high-end commercial GIS software) and its application in a number of assigned class projects. Students are also expected to understand how to conduct surveys using both standard and real-time differential GPS as well as generate thematic maps. GPS measurements and digital orthoimages are utilized in creating geographically-referenced, spatial data which forms the basis for geospatial analysis, the primary focus of NATR 216. 1 credit, (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours) spring semester