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 11/2/17

[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. 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.

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 of initial ideas for your course project & set up a meeting to discuss ideas with Krygier.

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 some time this week.

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: Delaware Data Inventory

Assign: Delaware Data Inventory (due Friday, March 9)

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

Due: Preliminary course project proposals on blog (email Krygier URL of project)
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: Delaware Data Inventory

Week 9

M M 12: Spring Break

W M 14: Spring Break

Week 10

M M 19 / W M 21: Midterm Evaluation

Assign: Midterm Evaluation (Due April 2)

Week 11: Monday March 26 and Wednesday March 28

Week 12: Monday April 2 and Wednesday April 4

Due Wednesday, April 4: Midterm Evaluation
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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