Rough lecture outlines
- Week 1:
- 18 Sept - no class.
- 20 Sept: Go over syllabus and projects. Survey exam, and then went over it a bit.
- Week 2:
- 25 Sept: CS for GIS. Projections etc review. Research question due at the start of class (1 point.)
- 27 Sept. GPS lecture. some lab time. Discussed projects.
- Week 3:
- 2 Oct. Lab 3 handed out. Lecture on site selection and multi-criteria analysis.
- 4 Oct. Lecture on data quality.
- Week 4:
- 9 Oct.
- Draft proposal due (3 points).
- Y'all need to know about significant figures. Watch this (all 5 parts).
- GIS in Qatar vid
- Went over labs and readings.
- 11 Oct
- Week 5:
- 16 Oct. Finished up the RUSLE lecture. Moved on to site selection/multi-criteria analysis lecture. Discussed projects.
- 18 Oct: interpolation lecture.
- Week 6:
- 23 Oct: Methods flowchart due (3 points). Guest speaker Tony Sowards.
- 25 Oct. Lab day. Work on labs and big project.
- Week 7
- Week 8:
- 6 Nov: show me your data and an updated flowchart due (3 points). Lecture on networking.
- 8 Nov. Lab day
- Week 9
- 13 Nov. Guest speaker, Greta Volker
- 15 Nov. Discussion re presentations (and a little humor)
- Week 10:
- 20 Nov: First draft due (4 points) Guest speaker, James Begley.
- 22 Nov: No class, thanksgiving!
- Week 11
- 27 Nov
- 29 Nov: Poster session/competition. (10 points)
- Friday, 1 December, final paper due (9 points)
- Week 12:
- Wednesday, 6 December.12-2PM. This will be VERY comprehensive.
A good bit of the information covered in this class was taken from the
NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIScience (both the original and newer web version).
For a lot of good info, goto the Core Curriculum.
ESRI online classes: Coming soon as soon as I can get good instructions on how to give you permission..... There will be 9 over the quarter, one due each friday starting week 2. Do the class, then the exam. To get full credit, you will need to get a 90% or better on the exam. Hand in - print an esri screen which shows your name, class name, and grade. And if you print a page with multiple grades, be sure to circle the one you are handing in.
- 3D visualization techniques using ArcGIS (due friday 29 Sept)
- 3D analysis of surfaces and features using ArcGIS
- Creating 3D data using ArcGIS
Introduction to editing parcels. This class seems to have been retired over the summer. Do" Editing in ArcGIS Desktop" instead.
Managing parcel data using ArcGIS. Need to find something else... Howsabout "Calculating Density Using ArcGIS"
- Getting started with Geodatabase Topology
- Regression analysis using ArcGIS
- Exploring Market Areas using Business Analyst online
- Depending on your python skills, your choice of:
- Basics of Python
- Python scripting for geoprocessing workflows
- creating python scripts for raster analysis
NOTE: if you want more resources, Penn State has a ton of free online classes (or at least class material). For example, a followup to the ESRI Python classes can be found here.
- Lab 1: GPS. Due Friday, 29 Sept.
- Lab 2: GPS. Due Tuesday, 3 October.
- Lab 3: Raster site selection. Due Friday, 13 October.
- Lab 4: Erosion modeling. Due Friday, 27 Oct. 4 points.
- Lab 5: Network Analysis
The Big Research Project
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