Schedule

Geography 355: GIS Course Schedule, Spring 2018

Independent, self-guided version of Geog 355: schedule should be followed to stay on track and maintain progress on the course. Complete assigned readings and tasks the week they are assigned.

Updated 2/24/18

[please include notes on all readings on your class blog]

I. Course Projects, GIS Analysis, and Learning ArcGIS

Week 1

M J 15: No Class Meeting

W J 17: Introduction to Course, Course Projects and Course Blogs

Assign: Create personal course blog WordPress: here) and email me your blog URL by Monday (J 22) by noon. If you created a WordPress blog for another class, just log in and create another blog for this class. Read Schuurman ch. 1 (PDF) (create blog posting of notes, comments, questions on this reading), Google “GIS Application” & research one GIS application area of personal interest (create second blog posting with at least one map or image and 3-5 sources). Create a 3rd blog posting, initial ideas for your course project.

Week 2

M J 22: GIS and GIS Applications I

Assign:  Read de Smith et al. “Introduction & Terminology” and “Conceptual Frameworks for Spatial Analysis” from Geospatial Analysis – A Comprehensive Guide (5th edition, web version). Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. Continue to refine project ideas.

W J 24: GIS and GIS Applications II

Assign: Mitchell ch. 1 (PDF). Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on this reading. Update blog post on initial ideas for your course project & plan to meet at 3pm Thursday to discuss your ideas with the groop.

Week 3

M J 29: GIS Analysis I

Assign: Mitchell ch. 2 & 3. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. Appointment with Krygier about course project sometime this week, refine and prepare for an initial draft of your course proposal.

W J 31: Course Project Proposal: Updates

Assign: Draft of course project proposal, after meeting with Krygier, posted to blog (Due Friday, February 9; email Krygier when posted to your blog)

Week 4

M F 5: GIS Analysis II

Assign: Mitchell ch. 4 & 5. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes and questions on these readings. 

W F 7: Course Project Proposal: Updates

Due Friday, February 9: Draft of course proposal posted to blog (Due Friday February 9; email Krygier when posted to your blog)

Week 5

M F 12: GIS Analysis III

Assign: Mitchell ch. 6. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings.

W F 14: GIS Analysis III (continued)

Assign: Mitchell ch. 7

Week 6

M F 19: Catch Up

W F 21: GIS Software: Getting to Know ArcGIS I

Assign: Getting to Know ArcGIS ch. 1, 2. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes and questions on these readings.

Week 7: Starting Tutorial & Del Data Inventory & Mid-Term Exam

Assign: Delaware Data Inventory (due Friday, March 9)
Assign: Mid-term Exam

Complete & Blog: 

M F 26: GIS Software: Getting to Know ArcGIS II

Assign: Tutorial ch. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

W F 28: GIS Software: Getting to Know ArcGIS II

Assign: Complete & Blog: Tutorial ch. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,

Week 8

M M 5: GIS Software: Getting to Know ArcGIS III

Assign: Complete & Blog: Tutorial ch. 13, 14, 15, 16

W M 7: GIS Software: Getting to Know ArcGIS IV

Assign: Complete & Blog: Tutorial ch. 17, 18, 19, 20
Due: Wednesday, March 7 Delaware Data Inventory

Week 9

M M 12: Spring Break

W M 14: Spring Break

Week 10

M M 19 / W M 21: Work on Midterm Evaluation

Due: Wednesday, March 21: Midterm Evaluation

Week 11: Monday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 28

Week 12: Monday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 4

Due Wednesday, April 4: Detailed project time-line (on blog) including details (research, data, analysis, events)

Week 13: Monday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 11: Work on Project

Week 14: Monday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 18: Work on Project

Week 15: Monday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 25: Work on Project

Week 16: Monday, April 30: Project Finishing

Due at end of scheduled final exam period: Project Report (PDF with images, graphs, data, and project product (if a specific product – map, event, proposal to the University – is the outcome of the project). Personal Evaluation (PDF or Word Doc emailed to instructor).

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