S.T.A.R.S. Course III and IV - CT82W
S.T.A.R.S. Course III - Advanced Skill-Based Training for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
Course III will continue to help students learn the skills required to work on and/or build a Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing project. Students and teachers will follow a course of hands-on instruction to learn skills ranging from introductory digital mapping to image analysis. Through Course 1 and Course 2, students learned some of the basic skills necessary to GIS. In Course 3, students will learn to apply those skills. Students will learn and apply Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. The ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension allows students to examine the spatial relationships within a specific area as well as study site suitability. The ArGIS 3D Analyst extension allows students to gain a different perspective on their environment by modeling surfaces three dimensionally. Students will also learn methods of integrating external hardware in order to incorporate real time data from GPS units in order to accurately survey their community. Combined with a trouble-shooting unit and general review of skills acquired in Course 2, Course 3 can become an invaluable tool.
S.T.A.R.S. Course IV - Geospatial Application Project
Course IV is the final course in the STARS Certification series. In the beginning of this course, students will use the Project Management Model to discuss and build a campus-wide base map. Once finished with the base map, each student selects one of the campus-based projects to complete. Each of the "final" projects are designed to let the students put their Geospatial skills to use. Each student will need to complete one project and achieve a 70% or higher on the written STARS exam to become STARS certified.
Prerequisite: S.T.A.R.S. Course I and II