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M. N. Kharlamova

Murmansk State Humanities University, Murmansk, Russia
Russian Federation

M. A. Novikov

Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Murmansk, Russia
Russian Federation


The method to use efficiently GIS-technologies in arranging the field practice of students on ornithology has been proposed. The ornithological excursions were performed in surroundings of the City of Murmansk in the conditions of weakly urbanized landscape. Using the facilities of freely distributed cartographic «SAS-Planet» software a simple GIS was formed in its environment where to the data on bird nest location with their description, the information about the route nodal points, water body crossing, stay places and others were put down. The mentioned data were obtained as a result of preliminary field research with the aid of satellite navigator including accumulating and summing up the information for a number of previous similar investigations. As a result, a final route in the current year was developed using which during the field practice the ornithological excursions were arranged.


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For citation: Kharlamova M.N., Novikov M.A. ORNITHOLOGICAL EXCURSIONS IN MURMANSK: GEOINFORMATION ASPECT. Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2014;20:511-515.