Fall 2012 Syllabus


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Week Mon Wed Thur lab Coverage (readings list in course text) Lab (directions in course text) Additional Readings
1 20-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 23-Aug-12 Introduction and overview of GIS Introduction to GIS and Mapping.
Lab 1 due 1055 Thur 30 Aug in course dropbox on Blackboard
Talbot, 2004, Technology Review

Talbot, 2008, Technology Review

2 27-Aug-12 29-Aug-12 30-Aug-12 Basics of computer mapping Projections and Horizontal Datums


3 3-Sep-12

class Tuesday

5-Sep-12 6-Sep-12 Basics of computer mapping Lab 1 due 1055 Thur 6 Sept in course dropbox on Blackboard  
4 10-Sep-12 12-Sep-12 13-Sep-12 Types of digital data Maps of your home county  
5 17-Sep-12 19-Sep-12 20-Sep-12 Vector GIS basics Vector GIS--joins and computations  
6--x week, exam Wednesday 24-Sep-12 26-Sep-12 27-Sep-12 Database design and creation Vector GIS--create a database  
7 1-Oct-12 3-Oct-12 4-Oct-12 Applications with vector data Redistricting  
8--Project topic sentence due 1630 Friday 8-Oct-12 10-Oct-12 11-Oct-12 Digitizing Vector GIS--registration and digitizing  
9 15-Oct-12 17-Oct-12 18-Oct-12 Digitizing Vector GIS--registration and digitizing  
10-- 22-Oct-12 24-Oct-12 25-Oct-12 Raster GIS operations Raster GIS: zonal operations and map algebra  
11--x week, Project database structure due 1630 Friday 29-Oct-12 31-Oct-12 1-Nov-12 GIS and the internet Web services Roush, 2005, Technology Review
12  exam Wednesday 5-Nov-12 7-Nov-12 8-Nov-12 GIS and remote sensing Satellite classification  
13--Project data listing due 1630 Friday 12-Nov-12 14-Nov-12 15-Nov-12 Digital Elevation Models DEMs  
14 19-Nov-12 21-Nov-12 22-Nov-12 LIDAR and Sonar point clouds Point clouds  
15 26-Nov-12 28-Nov-12 29-Nov-12 Examples Fire base camp  
16--Project due 1630 Wednesday 3-Dec-12 5-Dec-12 6-Dec-12 Conclusion and Review Sensor Coverage