Fall Semester 2008

Biosystems Engr Technology 412 — Surveying

Measurement of landforms using radar, remote
imagery, satellite real-time kinematics, and laser-based surveying instruments.
Survey methods and mapping using GIS. Precision landform
measurement of distances, angles, and areas; differential and profile leveling;
topographic surveying and mapping; area computation.

First Years Studies 129 — Freshman Seminar

In November of 1863, Gen. Longstreet's divisions attacked Knoxville, leaving Confederate dead littering the slopes of Ft. Sanders. Cal Johnson, a former slave who will become Knoxville's first black millionaire, received $1 for each Confederate body retrieved from the battlefield and buried in mass graves near Knoxville's Old City. Who are the Union men (prisoners) who are buried in a mass grave nearby from the earlier Confederate occupation of Knoxville? We will use ground-penetrating radar and satellite mapping to delineate the lost boundaries of these mass graves. This is an outside surveying course along with historical investigative research of murder, cover-up, and retribution.

This seminar is tentatively scheduled to meet during Full Session on T from 5:05 p.m. - 6:20 p.m..

Biosystems Engineering 555 — GIS and GPS Applications to Biosystems

Theory and applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning
Systems (GPS); acquiring, managing, and analyzing spatially-varying data. Site-specific agriculture, environmental site assessment, natural resource management, and hydrology. (Same as Biosystems Engineering
Technology 555.)



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