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“The professor that influenced me the most would have to be Professor Snyder. After taking a course with him, I knew his knowledge and charisma would impact my college career. I have worked closely with Professor Snyder throughout the four years I attended MSC. The wisdom and advice that I have received from Professor Snyder have helped me accelerate in my career and personal life. He has been a true inspiration and I will use knowledge he has taught me the rest of my life.”

School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083

Course Description

Fundamentals Geospatial System

This course is intended to cover the fundamentals of geospatial information systems. These inclue the geographic information system (GIS) which represents a computerized data management system designed to input, store, analyze, and output geographically-referenced spatial data; the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) which combines globally-functional satellite constellations (including the U.S. Global Positioning System or GPS) with global and regional ground-based reference stations (at accurately surveyed locations) to enhance and broaden positioning; and remote sensing which is widely used to gather information about features of the earth’s surface without being in physical contact with these features. The course is designed to provide students who possess limited geospatial technology and analysis background with the ability to gather spatially-distributed and geographically-referenced data, query data models; geodesy, datums, map projections, and coordinate systems; mapping and cartographic output; data collection and entry; GNSS and coordinate surveying; aerial and satellite imagery; geospatial and tabular data analyses; basic geospatial analysis; advanced geospatial analysis (including terrain) analyses; geospatial estimation; geospatial modeling; and data standards and quality. The laboratory work will focus on the practical application of geospatial knowledge on using QGIS, ArcGIS for Desktop, aerial and satellite imagery, and a number of positioning and navigation systems. Prerequisites: NATR 213 and upper division standing (or permission of the instructor) 4 credits (2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours), spring semster

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William S. Snyder
Chair - Environmental Sciences Department
(315) 684-6237
Bicknell Hall, Room 107

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Admissions Requirements

Students admitted into this upper division baccalaureate program must posses an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) or equivalent degree with a minimum 2.20 grade point average (GPA). A student who does not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on conditional basis. An associate degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Aquaculture and Aquatic Science or a closely related field is strongly recommended. An individual seeking to enroll in the Renewable Resources B.Tech. with an unrelated associate degree may be granted admittance on the condition that prerequisite course requirements (typically 15 credits) in natural resources, aquatic science, and environmental technology are met.

A student must also have demonstrated proficiency through MATH 102 Algebra and Trigonometry for completion of this program. All bachelor degree students must complete the State University of New York Board of Trustees mandated general education requirements (click here for the MSC list). Consult your academic advisor for specific details.

Graduation Requirements

Students in the renewable Resources major must complete ALL program requirements including a minimum of 120 credit hours of course work as well as the credits from the approved A.S. or A.A.S. degree program