Rough lecture outlines
- Week 1:
- 25 March - no class.
- 27 March : Went over syllabus and projects. Introduced CS for GIS. (be sure you're familiar with this)
- Y'all need to know about significant figures. Watch this (all 5 parts). Seriously, your labs, etc will be graded assuming you know about significant figures.
- GPS lecture
- Week 2:
- Week 3:
- 8 April. site selection and Multi criteria analysis
- 10 April . Data quality lecture
- Week 4:
- 15 April.
- 17 April. Qatar Video
- Week 5:
- 22 April . Lab day
- 24 April : Interpolation lecture. Reassigned lab 3.
- Week 6:
- 29 April : Guest speaker - Jeff Watson.
- 1 May:
- Week 7
- Week 8:
- 13 May:
- Guest speaker - Jamie Cannon
- Discussion re presentations (and a little humor)
- Posters (and powerpoint....).
- And the video on automation.
- 15 May. SOURCE day
- Week 9
- 20 May.
- Guest Speaker. Richard Diaz - THURSDAY 8:00 AM. the 23rd.
- 22 May.
- Week 10:
- 27 May - no class, Memorial Day Nov:
- 29 May: Story Map presentations!
- Week 11
- Tuesday, 4 June. 8-10AM. 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: OK. By now, you should all have an esri account. If not, see me. Log in and head to Support and Services - training. Then search courses. You should be able to find all of the below with a quick search. 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. The goal here is to quickly introduce you to a few topics we simply don't have time to get to in the GIS classes we offer. Note, some run in ArcGIS, others in Pro. Pay attention.
- Getting Started with Story Maps (this is the official lesson), then watch Story Maps: Tips and Tricks (a 1 hour vid). Note, you’ll need this info for your project this quarter. There is no associated exam, so just give me a 1 page overview/evaluation of what you learned going through these, liked, didn't like, why, etc.
- 3D visualization techniques using ArcGIS OR 3D visualization techniques using ArcGIS Pro. Note, the next two 3D courses use old ArcGIS.
- 3D analysis of surfaces and features using ArcGIS
- Creating 3D data using ArcGIS
- Creating and editing metadata in ArcGIS
- Getting started with Geodatabase Topology
- Calculating Density Using ArcGIS
- Distance Analysis using ArcGIS OR Distance analysis using ArcGIS Pro
- Regression analysis using ArcGIS or Introduction to Regression analysis using ArcGIS Pro OR
- Analyze markets using arcgis business analyst
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, 5 April, 3 points
- Lab 2: GPS. Due Tuesday, 9 april, 3 points
- Lab 3: Raster site selection. Due Monday, 22 April. 5 points
- Lab O'Evil. Due the next tuesday. 3 points.
- Lab 4: Erosion modeling. 3 points. Due in a week.
- Lab 5: SOURCE: to be done on Wed or thursday, 16/17 May. 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 Monday following the presentations.
- Lab 5: Network Analysis or something. 2 points.
The Big Research Project
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