2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Geographic Information Systems Intern

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Dylan Fischer forest ecology, Rip Heminway

Fields of Study: computer science, ecology, environmental studies and geography

Fall: Signature Required Interested students please submit a current resume and a letter of interest to Rip Heminway, rip@evergreen.edu, mailstop L1616 or call 360-867-6904.  

Winter: Enrollment Closed  

Spring: Enrollment Closed  

Credits: 16(F); 16(W); 16(S)

Variable Credit Options: 10-, 12- or 16-credit option available.

Class Standing: Junior - Senior

Offered During: Day

Prerequisites: To be considered for this advanced program, students must have successfully completed a minimum of two quarters of study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related work. Prior completion of programs or courses such as Introduction to Natural Science, Sustainable Forestry, GIS Theory and Practice, or their equivalents are required.


The GIS internship, based in the Computer Applications Lab, is focused on developing advanced knowledge and skills in spatial data management and analysis through development of campus GIS data, database administration, and the support of research projects such as the Evergreen Ecological Observation Network (EEON) project. Through this internship students will gain advanced understanding of working with GIS software, and specifically in using GIS for natural resource applications. Specific opportunities include working in detail with LiDAR data, high quality aerial images, assessing forest canopy structure, and identifying forest canopy type using GIS software and data. This intern will also build instructional and support skills by assisting in the instruction of GIS workshops and curricular programs.

May be offered again in: 2011-12

Preparatory for studies or careers in: GIS, environmental studies, and computer science.

Campus Location: Olympia

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