Future of Remote Sensing GIS by F0VeXQr

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									Focusing on Educational and Career Aspects
QUESTIONS….
                 What do I want to
                  major in and why?
                 Can I afford college,
                  and will my degree
                  earn me money when
                  I graduate?
                 What are my
                  strengths?
                 Has high school
                  prepared me?
                 Is college tough or is it
                  really going to be the
                  “best years” of my
                  life?
Our Personal Experiences…
   It’s okay (maybe even better) to be undecided
    your first year or so of college
   Apply for grants & scholarships…trying never
    hurts
     Use loans as a last resort
     Working your way through college is not impossible
   Figure out what your good at, what are your
    likes and dislikes
   http://homeworktips.about.com/library/maj/bl_
    majors_quiz.htm
   Balance between work and fun
   MAKE FRIENDS IN YOUR CLASSES & GET
    TO KNOW YOUR PROFESSORS!!!!
EDUCATION-GEOGRAPHY
   Core Classes:                       Other course examples:
     Quantitative methods                Regional Development
     Maps and Graphs                     Conservation of
     Foundations of GIS                     Resources
     Physical Geography w/                 Geography of Alcohol,
      lab                                    Crop Plants
     Human Geography                       Housing People Places
     World Regional                        Popular Music
      Geography                             Air Photo Interpretation
     Specific Geo Region                   Remote Sensing
        ○ Amazonia, Africa, Latin           Fluvial Morphology
          America, Europe, Asia             Hydrology
     Foreign
                                            Biogeography
        Language(CLAS) req.
        ○ Romance, Asian, African,
                                            Plants, Health,
          Arabic, Russian                    Spirituality
                                            Meteorology: hurricanes,
                                             climatology, weather
                                             forecasting… (certificate)
UF Geography Department
   Small classrooms
   24hr lab access
   ArcMap & ERDAS
    software available
   Professors
   Relaxed and easy-
    going environment
Where can I get a job with a
Geography Degree?
   Fields:              Meteorology
     Intelligence       Urban & Regional
     Education
                          Planning
                         Surveying
     Agriculture
                         Floodplain Mapping
     Engineering
                         Defense Contracting
     Medical
     Criminology
     Social/cultural
Show me the money!!!
  Salary ranges
 Skills
 Requirements
 Many websites can be very helpful:
http://www.aag.org/Careers/career_search
   2.cfm
What does the Future Hold?
Remote Sensing
   Remote Sensing is the science and technology of
    obtaining information about Earth objects and
    environment from a distance. Remote Sensing
    Specialists measure the variations in
    electromagnetic waves as they interact with objects.
    These wavelengths typically involve not just visible
    light, but also near-infrared, mid-infrared, thermal
    and microwave energy.
   Technologies- satellites; google earth, etc…
   How it’s used
     http://www.leica-geosystems.us/forensic/video_10.html
     Crime scene investigation
     National security
GIS-Geographical Information
System/Science
 A computer system for capturing,
  storing, checking, integrating,
  manipulating, analyzing and displaying
  data.
 Examples of use in class and real world
Aerial Photography
   Will always be used
     Cheaper than satellite imagery(usually)
     Choose your own time
 Examples-how we use it in class
 Archives-permanent records
     Weather forecasting
     Floodplain mapping
     Land-use
      ○ agriculture
STEREOSCOPIC VISION
 Stereoscopy- use of binocular vision to
  achieve 3D effects
 Stereopair- two adjacent overlapping
  photos in the same flight line
 Stereogram-correctly oriented and
  permanently mounted Stereopair
 Stereoscope- binocular instrument that
  helps view two properly oriented
  photographs

        - Definitions provided by M. Binford
         THE DISCIPLINE                                               CURRICULUM                                     GEOGRAPHY’S STRENGTHS                                       CAREERS AND MORE
         PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY                                                         B.A.                                   WHY CONSIDER GEOGRAPHY?                               MAJOR TYPES OF EMPLOYERS
                                                         ►Required  courses for Bachelors of Arts                     ►Excellent  student-to-faculty ratio (100 majors)      ►Government   Agencies (Federal, State, County, City)
                                                           Introductory Physical Geography                           ►Minimal  tracking (3 courses before term 5)           concerned with spatial issues involving society, the
                                                           Physical Geography Lab                                    ►Meets 6 areas in general education
                                                                                                                                                                             environment and more
                                                           Introductory Human Geography (1 of 3 options)             ►Employment related to the discipline                  ►Planning/Regional Development Agencies

                                                           Quantitative Methods (has STA 2023 rqmt.)                 ►Many faculty have received teaching awards            ►Environmental and Engineering Consulting Firms
                                                           GIS or Maps and Graphs                                    ►Small class sizes above 3000-level                    ►Defense Contractors
                                                           Additional Techniques Course                              ►Two classrooms designed for computer-based            ►Mapping and Surveying Firms
                                                           Senior Seminar                                            instruction (capped at 20 people or less)              ►Geographic Technologies Development Firms
                                                           A regional course                                         ►Student organizations (GSO, GTU)
                                                                                                                                                                             ►Own business/International business
                                                         ►Specializations (4 electives, can focus in one area)        ►To acquire unique background for pre-health (hiring
                                                                                                                                                                             ►Military Service and Peace Corps
                                                           Environmental/Physical Geography                          3rd medical geographer for Fall 2010) or pre-law
                                                                                                                      (especially environmental law or real estate law)      ►Business Geography/Real estate Analysis
                                                           GIS, Mapping and Remote Sensing
                                                                                                                                                                             ►Travel and tourism industry/Ecotourism
                                                           Business and Economic Geography
Includes Climatology, Hydrology, Geomorphology                                                                                                                               ►Education, including teaching overseas
(Fluvial, Coastal, other), Meteorology, Biogeography,      Natural Resources Management
                                                           Planning and Population Issues                                                                                   ►Broadcast meteorology
and Environmental Hazards
                                                                                                                                                                             ►Many more options
                                                                                                                            GEOGRAPHY COURSES IN
           HUMAN GEOGRAPHY                                                                                                    GENERAL EDUCATION
                                                                                    B.S.                              ►BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (B)                                                 THE MINOR
                                                                                                                      ►1 course
                                                                                                                      ► HUMANITIES (H)
                                                                                                                                                                             ►Required courses for Minor
                                                         ►Required   courses for Bachelors of Sciences                ►2 courses
                                                            Introductory Physical Geography                                                                                   Introductory Physical Geography (GEO 2200)
                                                                                                                      ► INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (N)
                                                            Physical Geography Lab                                   ►7 courses
                                                                                                                                                                               Introductory Human Geography (1 of 4 options)
                                                            Introductory Human Geography (1 of 3 options)            ►PHYSICAL SCIENCES (P)                                   Three 3000+ level GEO, GEA, GIS or MET courses
                                                            Quantitative Methods (has STA 2023 rqmt.)                ►10 courses

                                                            GIS or Maps and Graphs                                   ►SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (S)                                                   Shuttle Mission: STS51C-
                                                                                                                      ►12 courses                                                                            044-0026 January 26,
                                                            Additional Techniques Course
                                                                                                                      ► GORDON RULE                                                                                   1985
                                                            Senior Seminar                                                                                                                                    Florida Peninsula
                                                                                                                      ►4 courses
Includes Medical Geography, Business and Economic           A regional course
Geography, Urban Geography, Population Geography,        ►Physical Science Foundations (22 hours)
Agricultural Geography, Regional Development,
Transportation Geography, Historical and Cultural           Physics, Chemistry, Meteorology, Geology and Soils
Geography, etc.                                          ►Three advanced (3000+) courses, with concentration in
                                                         either:
                                                            Environmental/Physical Geography
                                                                                                                              SAMPLE COURSE TITLES
     GEOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES                                  GIS, Mapping and Remote Sensing
                                                                                                                      ►Extreme  Weather
                                                            Natural Resources Management
                                                                                                                      ►Geography  of Pop Music
                                                                                                                      ►Business  Geography Integrating Theory
                                                                                                                      ►Extreme Floods
                                                                                                                      ►Parks in Peril
                                                                                                                      ►Introduction to Climate Change
                                                                                                                      ►Introduction to Geographic Hydrology
                                                                  NEW TRACK FOR 2010                                  ►Geography of Crop Plants
                                                           B.A. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCES                             ►Human Footprint on the Landscape
Includes Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GPS,                                                                   ►Conservation of Natural Resources
Remote Sensing, Quantitative Methods, Cartography, Air       (WITH GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES)                               ►Plants, Health and Spirituality
Photo Interpretation, Programming in GIS                                                                              ►Economic Geography
                                                         ►Required  courses for Bachelors of Arts in Environmental    ►Urban and Business Geography
                                                         Geosciences                                                  ►Geography of Alcohol
                                                           Tracking Courses (Physical Geography and Lab,             ►Housing People Places
                                                           Physical Geology, Intro. Statistics)                       ►Ethnic Conflicts from a Geographic Perspective
 U.S. Department of Labor DECLARES Geospatial
                                                           Other Requirements:                                       ►Fluvial Morphology and Processes
 Technologies an AREA OF HIGH GROWTH:
 They cited several reasons why this sector will           Foundations of GIS                                        ►Regional Development
 experience higher than average job growth over the        Mineral Resources                                         ►Geography of World Agriculture
 next several years. The worldwide market for                                                                         ►Hurricanes
                                                           Senior Seminar or Field Methods
 geospatial technologies has enormous potential. A
                                                           Three specialized (3000+) geo-science courses
                                                                                                                      ►The Geography of Vector-Borne Diseases                       CONCLUDING COMMENTS
 survey of geospatial product and service providers                                                                   ►Air Photo Interpretation
                                                           w/GEO, MET, GIS prefix from list
 revealed that 87% of respondents said they had                                                                       ►Foundations of Geographic Information Systems
 difficulty filling positions requiring geospatial         Three specialized (3000+) geo-science courses with                                                               ►SeeUndergraduate Coordinator (Dr. Joann Mossa,
                                                                                                                      ►Maps and Graphs
 technology skills.                                        GLY or OCE prefix from list                                                                                       mossa@ufl.edu) in 3131 Turlington or website
                                                                                                                                                                             (www.geog.ufl.edu) for further information
Finishing Up
Sarah Johnson
- sj88@ufl.edu

Kimberly Nale
- kimnale@gmail.com
www.ufl.edu
http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/

								
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