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Planned Workshops on Using fGIS to Display Images and Soils

Like all GIS computer programs I have used, fGIS requires some time and effort to learn.

By John Nowatzki, Geospatial Specialist
NDSU Extension Service

In previous columns, I have discussed a free GIS (geographic
information systems) program called fGIS. The program works
well to overlay soil maps on aerial images and field
boundaries. Detailed instructions on how to use fGIS with
digital soils and aerial photographs can be downloaded from
the NDSU geospatial technology education Web site at

To download the step-by-step instructions from the Web,
navigate to GIS educational material and fGIS software. These
instructions also explain how to get free downloads of digital
county soil photographs for any county in the United States
and National Agricultural Images Program (NAIP) aerial
photographs for all of North Dakota. Similar aerial
photographs for counties in other states can be purchased
online at or by mail from the
Aerial Photography Field Office, 2222 West 2300 South, Salt
Lake City, Utah 84119-2020

Like all GIS computer programs I have used, fGIS requires some
time and effort to learn. I will offer three-hour workshops on
using fGIS with digital soil and NAIP aerial images during
November and December at various North Dakota locations. To
facilitate locations for the workshops, interested
participants should contact the Agricultural and Biosystems
Engineering Department at NDSU. If you are interested in
attending an fGIS workshop, send an e-mail to Lori at or telephone (701) 231-7261. Please
include the name of your community. We will announce dates and
locations based on the e-mail and telephone responses.

The workshops will provide participants with fGIS hands-on
experience working with digital soils and NAIP imagery. We
will attempt to conduct the workshops at locations with
high-speed Internet connections so participants can download
the soil and aerial imagery during the workshops. Enough
portable computers will be available for individual use.

More information about geospatial technology is available from
the NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department
Web site at Follow the links to
Extension Service programs and geospatial technology


NDSU Agriculture Communication

:Source: John Nowatzki, (701) 231-8213,
:Editor: Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136,

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