Due Dates (excluding labs)
Rough lecture outlines
- Week 1:
- Week 2:
- Week 3:
- Week 4:
- 18 April. Scale of measurement, raster data/analysis. And much coolness.
- 20 April. More raster stuff - particularly, we went through a site selection example using raster data and weighted overlay.
- Week 5:
- 25 April: Returned labs, etc. Went over. Lab/project time.
- 27 April: 9AM - GIS Jobs. Guest Speaker: James Begley (Former REM, GIS/Wildlife Biologist)
- Week 6:
- 2 May:
- 4 May: 9AM. Guest Speaker: Greta Volker (former Geog/REM, USFS environmental coordinator)
- Week 7
- 9 May: Lab day
- 11 May: History of GIS lecture.
- Week 8:
- 16 May: 9AM - Lecture on Ethics in GIS. Check out the URISA ethics page. Guest Speaker: Anna Yost (Former REM, GIS Analyst)
- 18 May: (18/19 is SOURCE) 9AM - Guest Speaker: Jamie Cannon (Former REM, GIS/Forestry - note, her files are on the data drive in the class subdirectory)
- Week 9
- 23 May. Discussion re presentations (and a little humor)
- 25 May: Interpolation lecture. 9AM. Guest Speaker: Taylor Steele (former GIS Cert/indiv studies, Alternative energy).
- Week 10:
- 30 May: Memorial Day, no class.
- 1 June: Poster session. The creators of the two best posters, as voted by your peers, will receive a tshirt. The posters must be printed BEFORE 8AM this morning. Be sure to plan your printing around Steve's schedule, not yours.
- Week 11:
- Monday, 6 June. 8-10 AM. 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: Codes emailed to you! To get in, goto http://www.esri.com/training/main/my-training , sign in (or create an account), head to "my virtual campus traning," and then enter a code into the "start a new web course" box toward the upper right. Work through them, do the exam. Print out the exam results. Do each until you get at least a 85% or equivalent on the exam. 1 point each. Due fridays by 5:00
- Due 8 April: 3D Visualization Techniques Using ArcGIS
- Due 15 April: Basics of Python (for ArcGIS 10)
- Due 22 April: Map Design Fundamentals
- Due 29 April: Organizing Raster Data Using ArcGIS
- Due 6 May: Processing Raster Data Using ArcGIS
- Due 13 May: Deriving Rasters for Terrain Analysis Using ArcGIS
- Due 20 May: Introduction to Surface Modeling Using ArcGIS
- Due 27 May: Managing Lidar Data in ArcGIS 10
- Due 3 June: Creating and Editing Metadata in ArcGIS
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 8 April, 3 points.)
- Lab 2: GPS
- Lab 3: designing a raster solution. Due 3 May. 6 points.
- Lab 4: RUSLE
- Lab 5: to be done on Wed or thursday, 18/19 May. These days are SOURCE. Instead of class, your job is to attend a total of at least three talks/posters. Pick three which include maps of some sort (and preferably some sort of map analysis). At least one must be a presentation, at least one must be a poster. For each, take notes, etc and hand in a 1 page writeup for each talk/poster. Include the following for each one:
- The title and author of the talk.
- A one paragraph summary of the research project.
- A sentence or two explaining how this presentation relates to mapping.
- A short critique of the maps and spatial analysis which were presented. (1-2 paragraphs)
- One paragraph or so explaining what you liked, didn’t like, etc. Note: I really don’t care whether you like it or not, what I am interested in is the WHY. Very similar to the readings you do every week. I highly suggest you spend some quality time at SOURCE checking out what other students are doing. Then do the writeup on the three you find most interesting.
- This will be worth 3 points. Due on the Tuesday following the presentations.
- Maybe more, but I doubt it.
Project 1: Zombies, Superheros, and stuff
Project 2: The Big Research Project
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