ESPM5031

SyllabusMoodleOffice Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 1-3 pm AND Google Hangout for Wednesdays 8-9 pm
Materials, Organized Chronologically

Week/Dates 

Classroom

Field/Lab

Week 1 -   1/17/18      

Course introduction, syllabus-GPS basics 

Access from home instructions

Compass, formats, & ArcGIS/GPS exercise; Homework 1 (due after Week 3), Geocaching (on-going), (Intro GIS-LAB “Independent Study” if needed);

Graduate Student Project 

Week 2   - 1/22/18, 1/24/18 GPS basics continued, coordinates, projection & datum (Garmin Lab)  Rec/Grade lab practice and collect points, Start on-going Data collection project (duration 7 weeks)
Week 3 -  1/29/18, 1/30/18 Map Reading, GPS & Maps (Garmin Lab) DNR Software ,NAV exercise,  Tracks/Points collect and transfer exercise   
Week 4 -  2/5/18, 2/7/18  Differential GPS Concepts (Garmin Lab) Recreation /GIS Grade Accuracy Control Exercise; 
Week 5 -  2/12/18, 2/14/18 GIS Grade Equipment basics (Trimble Juno Lab  ) GIS/Grade Lab Practice and collect points, lines and polygons.  Homework 2,  (Home control points; due Week 10)
Week 6 -  2/19/18, 2/21/18  GIS/Grade Software (Trimble Juno Lab)  Transfer Data and Differential Correction
Week 7 -  2/26/18, 2/28/18

GIS/Grade Software -2

Transfer Data and Differential Correction;Bluetooth Receivers
Week 8 -  3/5/18, 3/7/18

Data Dictionaries

(Trimble) 

Create & use data dictionaries- Trimble
Week 9 -  3/12/18, 3/14/18 SPRING BREAK
Week 10 - 3/19/18, 3/21/18 Accuracy/NSSDA Field Accuracy Lab
Week 11 - 3/26/18, 3/28/18 Test – Classroom Field Test
Week 12 - 4/2/18, 4/4/18 High accuracy GPS (GCP) UAS Ground Control Points - Basics & Practice (Trimble) Design & implement GCPs; includes geotagging & UAS processing
Week 13 -  4/9/18, 4/11/18

Field Data Form Design &Collection
/ArcGIS Collect

AGO basics & geodatabase development in ArcMap creating & deploying forms for Collect
Week 14 -  4/16/18, 4/18/18

Field Data Form Design & Collection/ Open Data Kit (ODK) Lab

Create & deploy data collection form (ODK)
Week 15 -  4/23/18, 4/25/18

Field Data form design & collection; Trimble Terraflex

Design, create & deploy Terraflex forms for field data collection
Week 16 - 4/30/18, 5/2/18

Final Project due (by 5/4/18)

Use Terrasync, Terraflex, Collect or ODK for Final Project