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by Bruce Vandre
Dixie State College Community Education Call #: 25586
Date: Feb 25, 2012, 9:30am-­‐4:30pm
Place: DSC, Smith Computer Center, Rm 118
Call 652-­‐7675 for info.
Class Fee: $38 per person
Lab Fee: $10 payable to Community Education

Digital map and location referencing technology is rapidly changing. This class will survey available resources and demonstrate select tools. References will include Internet sites and tutorials. The class will be held in a computer laboratory enabling software use and experimentation. The Utah Department of Professional Licensing is providing a grant for the continuing education of Professional Geologists that has reduced the registration fee. Class attendance is limited to the number of computers available, 25.

The class content will include:

  • Coordinate Location Referencing Systems: Geographic, UTM, and State Plane
  • Internet Information Resources: geology, topographic, and geographic
  • Introduction to map/location computer data formats
  • Using Google Earth for viewing maps, presenting data, and making measurements.
  • Using laptop, hiking, and Ipad GPSs for 5 to 15 meter location referencing
  • Transferring location information back and forth from GPS, Computer Maps, and Google Earth
  • Georeferencing Maps, Making Measurements, and Transforming Coordinates Using Global Mapper
  • Creating Internet Maps
  • Georeferencing Photos

Bruce Vandre has worked in civil engineering for over 40 years. He has been employed by Engineering Consultants in San Francisco, Portland, and Salt Lake City, the USDA Forest Service, and Utah Department of Transportation. He has had a professional geology license in Oregon and engineering licenses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. During retirement he has updated his GPS and GIS skills for personal research projects. His web site is