Wed. Feb. 16: ArcGIS Tutorial + Project Progress

February 16, 2011

ArcGIS Tutorial

  • Introduction to the Tutorial (updated for ArcGIS 9.3)
  • Make sure, before you leave, that you understand how to do the tutorial.
  • Access to Sci Ctr and Room.
  • Copy the tutorial files into a new folder (with your name) in the Geog 355 folder on your computer.
  • Blog chapter by chapter notes/comments (brief) with any questions, problems, key functions learned.

Green Mapping Projects

  • Progress: Car, bike, and walking routes on campus (home to class) for physiological measures; contact for Olentangy River Project (Erin Miller, Green Coordinator, City of Columbus; old project: proposed Olentangy River Trail map), OWU air travel (?).
  • The Green Trail Proposal (PDF): use as a model (adjust to your project).
  • Create new mock-ups on paper: update the sketches (back table in GIS lab): use paper, Delaware Maps
  • Presentation of proposal (and due as PDF) on project blog Monday (Feb 21)
  • Mark Cooper visit next week (M or W?)

Green Map Projects Updates

February 9, 2011

Today: Mitchell chapters 2, 3 & 4 + Projects Update

Projects: I asked each group to make a significant effort towards a project proposal for the group on the new project blogs. Each group should be prepared to update the class on their progress towards this goal today. Specify and plan expeditions, trips, field work, etc. Specify costs.

Goal: prepare for a visit by Mark Cooper and other Communications & Marketing office people next week; prepare for project proposal.

Additional issues:

Project Progress:

Main Green Map: review categories: is everything covered?

OWU Green / Curricular Trail

Olentangy River

  • Planning expedition + equipment + costs

Earthly Delights Around OWU

Eating OWU

OWU Gak Map: What is your Body exposed to at OWU?

Topics for Global OWU Map: big categories of our impact at global scale with examples

  • transportation: ex) OWU air travel data + carbon impact
  • food: ex) bananas, Costa Rica, rainforests
  • waste: ex) track e-waste from campus?
  • ???

OWU Transportation

  • Bobby St. Clair:¬†survey (to be sent to students) + GPS tracking + Faculty/Staff commute
  • Physiological / Health (shift to other side of the Gak Map?)

OWU Green Map Online: Java Mapping (need blog)