GIS (geographic information systems) is divided into ArcMap, LiDAR and IfSAR. Explore those sub-categories or view the entire JuneauNature hierarchy at this site map.

If I could give one piece of advice to a high school student contemplating a career in forestry, fisheries, wildlife biology, geology, or any social science with a geographic component, it would be to take a course in GIS, the way we make ‘intelligent’ maps. Demand for facility in GIS will only increase through coming decades.

In this section

Hammered gems & unproductive leftovers.

In 2008, Bob Christensen and I were 3 years into the Ground-truthing Project. During those 3 years, the Forest Service…

2008 | Carstensen & Christensen | 30 pages

Ground-truthing Project final report, 2005

The Ground-truthing Project, sponsored by Sitka Conservation Society, ran from 2005 to 2010. Kenyon Fields at SCS administered the program,…

2005 | Carstensen & Christensen | 63 pages

2003 winter newsletter: A deer’s map of the forest

Seeing the forest through a deer’s eyes. Thoughts on forest structure and habitat values, resulting in large measure from travels…

Bedrock geology ArcGIS Online

Bedrock geology for Áak’w & T’aakú Aaní. Units based upon a shapefile by USGS, but color coded by 6 broad…

2015 | Richard Carstensen |

Montana Creek Map Series

This document assembles aerial imagery and other GIS-based maps of Montana Creek for use by teachers in class and field.…

2013 | Richard Carstensen | 22 pages

Surficial geology, ArcGIS Online

Surficial geology for the Juneau area, hosted by ESRI. I used most of the geologic surface types of R.D. Miller,…

2015 | Richard Carstensen |