Workshop 1. Introduction to GPS for Stormwater Managers
Date: June 15, 2006
Description: Does your community need to meet new stormwater regulations? Is mapping stormwater drainage locations at the top of your priority list? If so, this workshop will provide your staff or consultants with the simplest and most practical methods to complete this task.This program focuses on the use of low-cost, hand-held GPS units, in combination with digital cameras, to locate stormdrain features and verify their condition. A brief field walk will provide an opportunity to see how data is collected. Back in the classroom, you will learn how to import data, hyperlink photos, and enter results into a spreadsheet for your own record-keeping and reporting to RI DEM. No GPS experience is required.
Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) Storm Water Program, Marguerita Chatterton, RIDEM (PDF)
Mapping Stormwater Outfalls, Paul Jordan, RIDEM (PDF)
For more information and additional resources, please visit the URI Geospatial Extension Program at:http://geospatial.uri.edu/events/intro_strmh2o_GPS/default.html
Workshop 2. Pictures, Points and Places
Date: July 25, 2006
Description: Would you like more intensive instruction on how to use GPS units and digital cameras to create the maps you need? This unique full-day program provides hands-on practice using GPS units and digital cameras to collect field data, and using laptops, import data and organize your results. This workshop is designed so that no GPS experience is required. However, experienced GIS users will gain proficiency collecting geo-referenced digital pictures. Hyperlinking pictures with GPS points, using free software (DNR Garmin) will allow you to view pictures interactively in GIS programs. Basic GIS concepts will be covered, including obtaining RIGIS data and creating GIS-based maps. A free GIS program (AccuGlobe) is used for most of the GIS exercises, but instruction will also be provided for using the linked pictures in ESRI software. Exercises will include importing data into a spreadsheet for reporting stormdrain locations to the RIDEM stormwater program.
For more information and additional resources, please visit the URI Geospatial Extension Program at:http://geospatial.uri.edu/events/ppp_7-25-06.html
Workshop 3. URI GPS Field Day
Date: September 8, 2006