"GIS for Farmland Preservation Planning"
Online -- Self Paced
(Beginning in July 2012)
GIS for Farmland Preservation Planning
guides learners through the process of acquiring and analyzing geographic data
useful for crafting well-informed farmland preservation policies that fit local
community goals and objectives. Agricultural patterns and trends will be
explored and farmland preservation alternatives will be created using Esri’s
popular ArcGIS Desktop™ software platform.
After completing course
exercises, users will know how to:
- Relate spatial data, concepts and functions to community goals
- Acquire data from the 5-Year Census of Agriculture and
effectively communicate agricultural patterns and trends using maps.
- Craft customized soils maps and analyses using SSURGO soils
- Analyze land use patterns and trends over time to recognize the
potential for urban and rural land use conflicts.
- Explore other factors related to agricultural productivity,
development pressures, and community assets.
- Craft and evaluate farmland protection scenarios based upon
community generated model criteria and the Land Evaluation and Site Assessment
Who Should Enroll:
- Planners with some prior GIS education or workplace experience interested in
addressing farmland preservation planning tasks using GIS.
- GIS Analysts and Managers who need to better understand how GIS is used to
address farmland preservation planning tasks.
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Geographic
Click here for a copy of the registration
. To register by mail or fax, print and complete this
registration form and mail it to: UWSP Continuing Education, 2100 Main Street,
Room 32, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Fax with payment to UWSP Continuing Education