Abstract



USDA Forest Service GIS Initiative with Troy University, Alabama
Track: Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management
Author(s): Steve Ramroop, Stanley Glover, Xutong Niu, Justin Mott, William Bumbers

In this paper the GIS project between USDA Forest Service and Troy University in Alabama is presented. The projectís aim is to provide work experience in the development and maintenance of GIS data resources on the National Forests in Alabama. This includes building metadata files for existing GIS data, updating existing data, preparing ArcGIS map templates for use by Forest Service specialists, conducting spatial analyses, and providing GIS technical support to Forest Service specialists and technicians. In this paper, the initial start-up and progress development of the project is presented, demonstrating the invaluable benefits to students, Troy University, and USDA Forest Service.

Steve Ramroop
Troy University
501 University Drive,
Math & Sciences, Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program
Troy , Alabama 36082
United States
Phone: 334 670 5693
E-mail: sramroop@troy.edu

Stanley Glover
USDA Forest Service, National Forests in Alabama
2946 Chestnut Street
Montgomery , Alabama 36107-3010
United States
Phone: 334-241-8141
E-mail: sglover@fs.fed.us

Xutong Niu
Troy University, Surveying and Geomatics Sciences, Math and Science Department
501 University Avenue
Troy , Alabama 36082
United States
Phone: 334 808 6222
E-mail: xniu@troy.edu

Justin Mott
Troy University, Surveying and Geomatics Sciences, Math and Science Department
Math & Sciences Department
Troy , Alabama 36082
United States
Phone: 334 670 5693
E-mail: jmott45985@troy.edu

William Bumbers
Troy University, Surveying and Geomatics Sciences, Math and Science Department
Math and Sciences Department
Troy , Alabama 36082
United States
Phone: 334 670 5693
E-mail: will_bumpers@hotmail.com