Dr. Hu of East Stroudsburg University is teaching Geographic Information Systems (GIS) during session one here at the Field Station. His students participated in the course online for the first two weeks and had the opportunity to visit the Field Station for some hands on experience for the third week of the session.
Taylor, a senior, reflects on the course: "During our GIS course we learned and experimented with different surveying techniques. We learned how to use different surveying equipment like the total station mirror prism, the spinning spectrum, and different GPS units. Our class went to Greenbackville to use these methods to survey the land. We took our collected field data back to our laboratory and used it to make a map of the area. In the photo we are assembling the spinning spectrum to begin our data collection."
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