Geographic Information Systems

Updated 2019-01-08

Syllabus        Objectives

Final test is Tuesday, 12/12/2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. in HH112

Earlier classes are below…

Day #1. Maps

Which would you rather look at: Population by State, or Population by State? It's true.

Some interesting maps:

·         Where it started

·         Precipitation in the USA

·         Hurricanes, 1950-1980

·         Immigration over time

·         Netflix rentals by ZIP Code

·         Pop, soda, or coke?

·         Religions

·         Happiest states, 2016

·         Sin

·         eBay maps Black Friday 2009

Latitude and longitude

·         Latitude and longitude (video)

·         Finding latitude and longitude

·         iOS: to get DMS (degrees, minutes, seconds) AND decimal degrees: Where am I at?

·         Android?

GPS fun: Geocaching

·         Geocaching part 1, part 2, part 3

·         Geocaching. Geocaching in Sioux City: Enter 51104

Tutorial data files

Chapter 1 Homework.

·         Watch all 4 episodes of The Geospatial Revolution. Open this Word document and answer the four questions about the videos and the other 7 questions.

1.       Part 1.

2.       Part 2.

3.       Part 3.

4.       Part 4.

·         Work through Chapter 1 in our textbook.

 

Projections

·         Cycles through many different projections: https://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3711652

Links from seminar in Omaha, October, 2013.

Chapter 3 Homework. Due 10/08/2013

Chapter 6 Homework. Due 10/2/2013

Day #2. Chapter 1

·         Files for our textbook (in the Resources section)

·         Chapter 1: introduction to ArcMap.

Chapter 1 Homework. Due Friday 9/22/2017 at 9:30 a.m.

·         Erin Street 911 calls.

Day #3. Chapter 2, part 1

·         Chapter 2, sections 1-4.

Chapter 2 Homework. Due Friday 9/29/2017 at 9:30 a.m.

·         Before doing the homework assignment, you must work through Tutorials 2-1 through 2.4 in the textbook.

·         Create the Pittsburgh low enrollment schools map. Zip your folder (which will include both the map file AND the Pittsburgh geodatabase)

Day #4. Chapter 2, part 2

·         Chapter 2, sections 5, 6, 8.

·         Video: 2-5

·         Video: 2-6

·         Video: 2-8

Chapter 2 Homework. Due Friday 10/06/2017 at 9:30 a.m.

·         Before doing the homework assignment, you must work through Tutorials 2-5, 2-6, and 2-8 in the textbook.

Day #5. Chapter 3, part 1

·         Chapter 3, sections 1-4.

·         Video: 3-1a, 3-1b

·         Video: 3-2a, 3-2b

·         Video: 3-3

·         Video: 3-4a

·         Video: 3-4b

Chapter 3 part 1 Homework.

·         Before doing the homework assignment, you must work through Tutorials 3-1, 3-2, 3-3 and 3-4 in the textbook.

·         Orange County young and old. Instructions. Use this starting file. Unzip it and use the existing map file. When done, zip it again and submit it in the drop box.

·         Veterans.

Day #6. Chapter 3, part 2

·         Chapter 3, section 8: ArgGIS online.

·         Video: 3-8a, 3-8b

Chapter 3, part 2 Homework.

·         Chapter 3: ArcGIS online. Washington D.C. Schools. Data file. NOTE: There is no drop box for this. Use the online group BCU GIS.

Day #7. Chapter 4

·         Chapter 4, sections 1-4: Geodatabases.

·         Video: 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4

Homework.

·         Chapter 4: Educational attainment in Allegheny County. Instructions. Map template.

Day #8. Chapter 5

·         Chapter 5, spatial data.

·         Videos: 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-6, 5-7-1, 5-7-2

Homework.

·         Chapter 5: Heating source by county. Instructions.

Day #9. Chapter 6

·         Chapter 6, geoprocessing.

·         Videos: 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6

Homework.

·         Project topic. Select a topic and show me the data you want to use by next Friday. If you have a conflict at 10:00 on Friday, stop by my office.

·         Chapter 6: Denver and Jefferson Counties in Colorado. Instructions.

Day #10. Chapter 8

·         Chapter 8, geocoding.

·         Videos: 8-1, 8-2

Homework.

·         Project topic. Select a topic and show me the data you want to use by next Friday. If you have a conflict at 10:00 on Friday, stop by my office.

·         Pennsylvania hazardous waste. Instructions.

Day #14. Friday, 11/24/2017

Homework due 12/11/2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Day #15. Friday, 12/01/2017

Homework due 12/11/2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Day #16. Friday, 12/08/2017

Homework due 12/11/2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Final Test. 12/12/2017

·         Data files

https://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3711652

 

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Day #4. Friday 9/15/2017: Chapter 7

Chapter 3 Homework due 9/22/2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Day #5. Friday, 9/22/2017: Chapter 8, a & b

Chapter 8 Homework. Due 9/29/2017

Day #6. Friday, 9/29/2017: Chapter 8, part c

Homework due next Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Day #7. Friday, 10/06/2017: Chapter 9, parts a and b

Homework due next Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Day #8. Friday, 10/13/2017: Chapter 10

Homework due next Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Create the Orange County Young and Old map. Use this template.

Day #9. Friday, 10/20/2017: Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Homework. Due 10/27/2017

Day #10. Friday, 10/27/2017: Databases

Homework due next Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Day #10. Friday, 10/27/2017: Database management and data joins

Homework due Friday, 11/03/2017

Day #11. Friday, 11/03/2017: Using queries to create new layer files

Homework due Friday, 11/10/2017

Day #12 Friday, 11/10/2017

Homework due next Friday

Day #13 Friday, 11/17/2017.

Homework due 11/24/2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Final Test. Friday, 12/15/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day #14 Friday, 11/24/2017

Chapter 7 Homework Due 11/05/2013

Day #15 Friday, 12/01/2017

 

 

Day #16 Friday, 12/08/2017. Projects are due. Review for final test

 

Final Test