FNRM 3131 - GIS For Natural Resource Management

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Week 1 - Jan 17, no class due to holiday

No classes or labs this week, due to MLK holiday.  Buy the textbook, get a head start on installing/verifying Citrix and access to the ArcGIS software, and becoming familiar with our cloud storage setup and file management.

See Course Mechanics section above

 

Week 2 - Jan 24, Introduction to GIS, Data Models

For Lecture:

Topics: Introduction, Data Models

  • Read Chapters 1, 2

  • Take reading quiz

 

 

 

Lecture Resources
Videos:
Course Mechanics Introduction
Basic Concepts
Raster Structure and Resampling
Data and File Structures,  
Coord. Questions

PDF Notes for Videos:  
Overall Class Introduction 
Lecture  Slides

 

Supplementary Materials

Geospatial Revolution,
Notes-GIS LinksNotes- Links,
3 trillion treesWhat 3 Words

 

 

 

 

For Lab:

Lab 1: Introduction to the software


See Quick Start Video and PDF links
in upper left of this screen

 

 Assignment

Lab 1 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise  

Lab1 Data

 

 Lab Videos

-Layout&NorthArrow
-Legend&Text
-Activate & Zoom Layout
-MeasureTool   
-ScaleBar
-Symbols
-Unique_Symbols
-Export_Map

 

Week 3 - Jan 31, Geodesy and Map Projections

For Lecture:

Topics: Geodesy and Map Projections

  • Read Chapter 3

  • Take reading quiz

 

 

 

Lecture Resources:


Videos: 

Intro, Horizontal Datums

Vertical Datums

Map projections

Lecture PDFs: 
Part 1
Part 2
 

 

Supplementary Materials:

Understanding Map Projections,
Minn. Projections,
NADCON,
HTDP,
MNCON
Spheroid
Interesting 3D Projections - Jason Davies  
 

 

For Lab:

Lab2: Coordinate Systems

  • Turn in last week's Lab 1 by 11:55 p.m. Friday

  • Do Lab 2, projections/coordinate systems

 Assignment

Lab 2 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Lab 2 Data

 Lab Videos

-On the Fly Projection
-Coordinate Query
-Labels 
-Set the Map Window Projection
-Project 
-Set Layout Scale
-Rename Map & Set Measure Units

 

Week 4 - Feb 7, Getting Data Into A GIS

For Lecture:

 

Topics: Digitizing, data entry, topology

  • Read chapter 4

  • Take reading quiz

  • Make sure to take Exam 1 online, Chapters 1-3
    Friday - Sunday

 

 

Lecture Resources:

Videos: 
Data EntryImage & Registration

Lecture PDFs:
Data EntryLayer Registration


 

 

Supplementary Materials:

Open Streetmap - crowdsourcing

 

 

 

 

 

For Lab:

Lab 3: Data entry

  • Turn in last week's Lab 2 by 11:55 p.m. Friday

  • Start Lab 3, Data entry, basic digitizing

 

 

 Assignment

Lab 3 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Lab 3 Data

 

 

 Lab Videos

-Autocomplete
-CreateFeatureClasses
-DigitizingPoints
-DigLines
-DigPolys
-MergePolys
-SplitPolys

Week 5 - Feb 14, Data Topology, Global Positioning, and Data from Images

For Lecture:

 

Topics: GPS and Images

  • Chap 5 & 6 up to pg. 273
  • Take reading quiz

 

 

Lecture Resources:

Videos:
GPSCOGO 

PDFS of Lecture slides:
GNSS
COGO 
Images

 

 

 

Supplementary Materials:

GPS by Trimble



 

 

For Lab:

Lab 4: digitizing, topology

  • Turn in last week's Lab by 11:55 p.m. Friday

  • Start Lab 4, digitizing with topology

 

 

 Assignment

Lab 4 Instructions 
-watch Lab4 intro video 1st!

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Lab 4 Data

 

 Lab Videos
Lab 4 intro video

-AddAttribute 
-Clipdigitize
-CreateExampleTopology
-HatchAndTransparentFills
-ValidateTopology

Week 6 - Feb 21, Digital Data

For Lecture:

 

Topics: Images, Digital Data

  • Remaining Chap 6, & Chap 7

  • Take reading quiz

  • On-LIne Exam 2, chaps. 4 - 6.
    (Friday - Sunday)

 

 

Lecture Resources:

Videos:
Digital Data
 

Lecture PDF:
Digital Data

 

 

Supplementary Materials:

MnGeo - MN airphotos,
Borchert - Old MN airphotos,
Example Campus GeoPDF
Example of St Paul GeoPDF
Geospatial PDF's
GeoPDF Videos 123

 

For Lab:

Lab 6: Digital Data, and 5 (optional) GNSS

  • Turn in last week's lab

  • Start lab 6, more skills, table intro

  • Do optional lab 5, if interested

 Assignment
Lab 6 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Lab 6 Data

Homework 1

Optional Lab 5, GPS instructions, Off Campus

Lab 5 Data

 Lab Videos
Lab 6 discussion - tips video

-Lab 5 Waypoints
-Lab 5 Tracks
-Basic Tables
-Download Cities
-Calculate Fields
-Manual Feature Select 
-Color Ramp
-Select by Location
-Field Delete
-Shaded Relief & More Symbology

Week 7 - Feb 28, Tables, Relational Databases

For Lecture:

 

Topics: Attribute Tables, Introduction    

  • Chap 8 thru pg. 357

  • Take reading quiz

 

 

 

 

Resources:

Video (this week and next):
Basic Tables
Joins
Normal Forms

Lecture PDF: 
Tables

 

 

Supplementary Materials:

Simple guide to Normal Forms

 

 

 

 

For Lab:

Lab 7: Tables

  • Turn in last week's lab

  • Start Lab 7, tables

 

 Assignment

Lab 7 Instructions,
Summary Overheads for Lab exercise,
Lab 7 Data

Homework 2 instructions,
Homework2.zip

 

 Lab Videos
Lab 7 discussion - tips video
Lab 7 common mistakes video

-Create New Table
-Join Tables
-Select by Attribute
-Table in Layouts

Week 8 - March 7, Spring Break, No Assignment

No Class or Assignments

 

Week 9 - March 14, More Tables

For Lecture:

 

Topics: Attribute Tables, Introduction 

  • Chap 8 pg. 358 to end
  • Take reading quiz
  • Take online exam 3
     (Friday - Sunday)
  •  

 

Resources

 

Video: 
Normal Forms Example: Order/inventory

Normal Forms: Worm Field Sampling

Lecture PDF's:
-Norm Forms Example
-More Norm. Forms,
-Foreign keys, ER diag.

 

 

 

Supplementary Materials:
One view on relational tables

Simple guide to Normal Forms

 

For Lab:

Lab 8: More Tables

  • Turn in last week's lab

  • Start lab 8

 

 Assignment

Lab 8 Instructions 

Summary Overhead for Lab exercise

Lab 8 Data

 

 Lab Videos
Lab 8 discussion-tips video

-Calc Nums&text
-Convert Excel Table
-SelectByLocation
-Summarize
- ManyToOneFix

Week 10 - March 21, Basic Spatial Analysis

For Lecture:

Topics: Intro. to Spatial Analysis 

  • Chap 9

  • Take reading quiz

 

 

Resources:

Videos:
-Basic Analysis,
-Reclass/Dissolve,
-Buffer,
-Overlay,
-Set Algebra    

and

Lecture PDF on
Basic Analysis

 

 

 

Supplementary Materials:

ESRI Examples,

Windsite example

Blobs example

 

For Lab:

Lab 9: Basic Vector Analysis

  • Turn in last week's lab

  • Start lab 9

 

 Assignment

Lab 9 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

 

Lab 9 Data

 Lab Videos
-Lab 9 overview video


-Erase             
-Union 
-Area             
-Calculate Geometry
-Buffer         
-Summarizing for Total Area
-Multi2singlepart

Week 11 - March 28, Raster Analysis

For Lecture:

Topics: Raster Analysis

  • Read Chapter 10

  • Take reading quiz

 

 

Resources:


Videos:
-Basic Raster Analysis,
-Moving Windows,
-Tables, Cost Surfaces 

Lecture PDFs:
Raster 1
Raster 2 

 

 

 

Supplementary Materials:
None

 

 

For Lab:

Lab 10: Raster Analysis

  • Turn in last week's lab

  • Start lab 10

  • Do homework 2

 

 Assignment

Lab 10 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Lab 10 Data

 

 Lab Videos
Lab 10 overview video

-Resample
-Raster Calcuator
-Reclass
-MapSize&Scale
-Distance
-Custom Ramp

Week 12 - April 4, Terrain Analysis

For Lecture:

Topics: Terrain Analysis

  • Read Chapter 11

  • Take reading quiz

 

 

Resources:


Videos:
-Slope/Aspect,
-Watersheds 

Lecture PDFs:
Slope calculations

 

 

Supplementary Materials:-

-Whitebox
-Manual watershed delineation 
-NRCS topos/sheds 
-Kernel slope calcs

 

 

For Lab:

Lab 11: Terrain Analysis

  • Turn in last week's lab

  • Start lab 11

 

 Assignment

Lab 11 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Lab 11 Data

 Lab Videos

-Raster Transparency
-Viewshed & Line of Sight
-Profile
-FAC2Streams
-Watershed
 

Week 13 - April 11, Interpolation

For Lecture:

Topics: Interpolation

  • Read Chapter 12

  • Take reading quiz

  • Take online exam 4, chapters 9 - 11
    (Friday - Sunday)

 

 

Resources:
Videos:
Interpolation

Lecture PDF:
Interpolation

 

 

Supplementary Materials:-

GeoDA

 

 

For Lab:

Lab 12: Interpolation

  • Turn in last week's lab

  • Start lab 12

  • Take online exam 4, chapters 9-11
    Friday - Sunday

 

 Assignment

Lab 12 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Lab 12 Data

Lab Videos
Lab 12 overview video
Lab and ArcGIS Pro tips  (note use Desktop not L:\home as mentioned in this older tips video)

-AddGeomAttributes
-ExtractRasterToPoints
-GeoStatWiz
-InXY&Thiessen (note part at 1:00 minute point in video on Converting Excel sheet to ArcGIS Table)
-Random Sample
-ReclassHints
-RemoveRasterSpeckle
-StratifiedRandom
-SystematicSamples

Week 14 - April 18, Cartographic Modeling

For Lecture:

Topics: Interpolation

  • Read Chapter 13

  • Take reading quiz

 

 

Resources:
Videos:
Cartographic Models 

Lecture PDFs:
Cartographic Models

 

 

Supplementary Materials:-

 

Wind Site Example
Video
PDF

Placer Co. Example
Video
PDF

Stormwater Mitigation PDF

 

 

 

For Lab:

Lab 13: Cartographic Modeling

  • Turn in last week's lab

  • Start lab 13

 

 Assignment

Lab 13 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Lab 13 Data

Lab Videos

Refer to videos in previous labs as needed

Week 15 - April 25, Spatio-temporal Modeling

For Lecture:

Topics: Spatiotemporal Models, Errors     

  • Read Chapter 14

  • Take reading quiz

 

 

 

Resources:
Videos:
 Modeling 


PDF:
Spatio-temporal models

Data Quality

 

 

Supplementary Materials:
Video on Data Errors                                 

 

 

 

 

For Lab:

Lab 14: Cartographic Modeling

  • Turn in last week's lab

  • Start lab 14

 

 Assignment

Lab 14 Instructions

Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Lab 14 Data

Lab Videos
Lab 14 Tips video 

 Flowchart Video

Refer to videos in previous labs as needed

Week 16 - May 2, The Future

Just Monday lecture, on future directions in GIS, and review/answer questions in preparation for the final

Lecture slides here

Remember to take final according to finals schedule

Extra credit

Extra Credit #1: Optional Lab

Lab Instructions

Extra Credit Lab Data

Video on Adding directional arrows

 

 

 

 

Extra Credit #2: Optional Homework

Extra Credit Homework Instructions                             

Extra Credit Homework Data