M F 1: Reading Catchup + GIS Analysis: Reading Presentations I + Project Updates

February 1, 2010

From Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River, Fisk, 1944.

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Lets do a bit of catch-up today on the readings we have done so far this semester.

1. Krygier covers M J 14: GIS & GIS Applications I: Schuurman ch 1

2. Krygier covers W J 20: Geospatial Analysis text: Intro + Conceptual Frameworks

3. Krygier covers M J 25: The Geographic Analysis Process: Mitchell ch. 1

4. Salt&Peppa Shaker Tops cover Schuurman ch. 2 & 3 (Krygier notes on these chapters here)

5. Monday February 15: Percolator Tops: Apply all of readings to Green Map project

6. Green Map Progress

  • Project format: series of maps/projects that fit together as poster, but also stand alone
  • Center map: a typical Green Map – lots of locations of stuff – one group
  • Other maps: atypical Green Maps – other groups + other classes / independent studies
  • Brief report from groups on progress. More updates (on blogs) by Wednesday
  • Updates from people who skipped last class meeting

Local Green Information


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More “What is GIS?:” Readings and Presentations

January 20, 2008

Format for presentations and readings: weeks 3-5 five groups to present readings

• we all will read and (briefly) blog materials

Presenters: about 20 minute overview of key GIS topics, concepts, applications in the chapter or chapters

• blog outline + relevant links, examples, illustrations
• add a discussion of how readings may bear on potential projects
• work out way to split up the work (division by chapter, or readings vs examples, applications)

Non-presenters: blog about 1 page summary and key issues from readings with links, questions, ideas concerning relevance to course project

• three GIS concepts / issues you think most relevant
• three ways to relate material to projects

What is GIS, in general, and how can we use it in the projects?

Groups to present readings weeks 3-5: 17 / 5 = 3 or 4 in each group

• Group 1: Schuurman 2 & 3
• Group 2: Schuurman 4 & 5
• Group 3: Mitchell 2, 3, & 4
• Group 4: Mitchell 5, 6, & 7
• Group 5: What is Environmental Justice?

• each student will blog about one page in response to this question: include links to at least three sources: Due Wed Feb 6
• presenters can incorporate this information for the following meeting