FNRM3131

Resources for FNRM 3131, GIS For Natural Resource Management
Syllabus, Moodle, Lab Page, Office Hours: Mondays, 2-4 p.m. in 215 Green and also on Google Hangout for Wednesdays 8-9 pm
Materials, Organized Chronologically, Readings are from the book "GIS Fundamentals, Fifth Edition," by Paul Bolstad

Week of Chapters Class Notes, Videos, Questions Supplements Lab Assignment Assignments Due, Date

1 - Jan. 16

No Class

No Lecture or Lab due to University Holiday

No Lab No Assignment

2 - Jan. 23

1, 2

Class Mechanics IntroductionBasic ConceptsRaster Structure and Resampling ,Data and File Structures
Coord. Questions

PDF notes:1

Geospatial Revolution,
422 global visualizations, Notes-GIS Links Notes- Links Nova/PBS video:The Search for Longitude, 3 trillion trees
Lab 1: Complete assignment in either ArcGIS or QGIS, not both, instructions and data are on the
Lab Page.
None - start Lab 1
Take Moodle Quiz 1 this week. There is a quiz every week that covers the readings for that week, and it closes at the start of the Monday lecture time.
3 - Jan.30 3

Geodesy, map projections

PDF notes: 1 2

Understanding Map Projections,
Minn. Projections,
NADCON, HTDP, MNCON Spheriod Video (note: ellipsoid and spheroid are synonyms), Interesting 3D Projections - Jason Davies
Lab 2, Geodesy, Coordinate Systems, Map Projections Lab Page 1) Complete Moodle Quiz 2, it closes at the  start of  Monday lecture.
2) Turn in Lab 1, Due by 11:55 p.m. Friday, as are all subsequent labs unless noted
4 - Feb. 6 4 Data Entry.,
PDF notes:: 1 2
Image & Old Map Registration
Open Streetmap - crowdsourcing Lab 3, Data Entry Lab Page 1) Moodle Quiz week 3
2) Lab 2
3) Online Exam 1, on chaps. 1 - 3, Friday-Sunday
5 - Feb. 13 5, 6 GPS, Lecture slides 1, 2, 3
COGO Lecture slides 1
Guest Lecture: Dr. Joe Knight, Lecture slides 1,  Satellite Systems Info
GPS by Trimble
GPS and Quantum Mechanics
Datum Evolution, How Does your Smartphone know your Location?  VSauce: What is the resolution of the human eye
Lab 4, Georeferencing Lab PageHomework 1, MN GeoSpatial Commons, Northstar Mapper 1) Moodle Quiz week 4
2) Lab 3
6- Feb. 20  7,

Digital Data ,Lecture slides 1 MnGeo - MN airphotos,
Borchert - Old MN airphotos,
Volunteer opportunities to geotag imagery-  UMN ArcGIS On-Line
Lab 5, GPS (optional):Lab Page
Lab 6, Digital data and Tables Lab Page
Moodle Quiz week 5
1) Lab 4 
2) Online Exam 2, chaps. 4 - 6, Friday - Sunday
7- Feb. 27 Ch. 8 thru pg. 356 Tables, Lecture slides: 1

Normal Forms
One view on relational tables, Simple guide to Normal Forms Lab 7, Tables Lab Page, Homework 2, DataTable for Homework 2 Moodle Quiz 6

 

1) Lab 6

8 Mar. 6  8 pg. 357 to end -Norm Forms Example
-More Norm. Forms,

Normal Forms tutorial, Lab 8, More Tables Lab Page

Moodle Quiz 7
1) Lab 7, 
2) Optional lab 5
3) Homework 1

9 Mar. 13 Spring Break - No Lecture or Lab Spring Break Spring Break

Spring Break

10 - Mar. 20  9 -Basic Analysis,
-Reclass/Dissolve,
-Buffer,
-Overlay,
-Set Algebra
-Intersect/aggregate census example, Lecture Slides:1
 ESRI Examples,
Blob selection examples as PDF

Windsite example
 Lab 9, Vector AnalysisLab Page Moodle Quiz 8
1) Lab 8, 

2) Online Exam 3, chaps. 7-9, Friday - Sunday
11- Mar. 27 10 -Basic Raster Analysis,
-Moving Windows,
-Tables, Cost Surfaces Lecture 12
Example Campus GeoPDF
Example of St Paul GeoPDF
Geospatial PDF's
GeoPDF Videos 1, 2, 3

Lab 10, Raster Analysis Lab Page Moodle Quiz 9
1) Lab 9

2) Homework 2
12-Apr. 3 11 -Slope/Aspect,
-Watersheds Lecture:1
 WhiteboxDelineation of Watershed by hand exerciseNRCS How to read Topograhpic map and delineate watershed Lab 11, Terrain Analysis Lab Page Moodle Quiz 10
Lab 10
13-Apr. 10 12 Interpolation Lecture: 1 GeoDA Lab 12, Interpolation Lab Page Moodle Quiz 11
1) Lab 11, 

2) Online Exam 4, chaps.10-12, Friday - Sunday
14- Apr. 17 13 Cartographic Models
Video
Lecture Slides

Windsite example
Video
PDF

Placer Co. Example
Video
PDF 

Parks, Stormwater Examples
PDF

Lab 13, Cartographic Modeling I Lab Page Moodle Quiz 12
1) Lab 12

15Apr. 24

14 1) Modeling,
2) Data Quality
ErrorsGPS errors Lab 14, Cartographic Modeling 2 Lab Page Moodle Quiz 13
1) Lab 13,
16-May 1 15 Perspectives,  Last Notes,Perspectives_From_in_class_lecture OpenGeo Architecture Extra Credit Lab Lab Page, Extra Credit Homework Lab Page 1) Lab 14,
2)Online Exam 5, chaps. 2-14, Friday - Monday
17-May 8

  Finals Week