FNRM5131

Resources for FNRM 5131, GIS For Natural Resource Management
Syllabus, Moodle, Lab Page, Office hours: Paul Bostad, by appointment;  Andy Jenks, T & Th 12:45-1:44 pm and 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 - Sept. 5 1, 2

Introduction to GIS
Course Mechanics Introduction, Basic ConceptsRaster Structure and ResamplingData and File Structures,
Coord. Questions

PDF notes:1, 2 

Geospatial Revolution,
422 visualizations
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.

Start only ONE of the Semester-long Projects, see Lab Page
None - start Lab 1, and start ONLY 1 of the semester-long projects.
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 Tuesday lecture time.

2 - Sept.
12

3

Geodesy, map projections
PDF notes: 1,  2

Understanding Map Projections,
Minn. Projections,
NADCON,
HTDP,
MNCON
Spheriod Video
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 Tuesday lecture
2) Turn in Lab 1, Due by 11:55 p.m. Friday, as are all subsequent labs unless noted

3 - Sept.
19

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) On-Line Exam 1, on chaps. 1 - 3, Friday-Sunday

4 - Sept.
26

5, 6 GPS, Lecture slides 12
COGO Lecture slides 1
Guest Lecture: Dr. Joe Knight, Lecture slides 1,  Satellite Systems Info
GPS by Trimble

Datum Evolution
Lab 4, Georeferencing, Lab Page, Homework 1 MN GeoSpatial CommonsNorthstar Mapper 1) Moodle Quiz week 4
2) Lab 3
3) Sem. Proj. 1
5 - Oct. 3 7,

Digital Data ,Lecture slides 1 MnGeo - MN airphotos,
Borchert - Old MN airphotos,

Lab 5, GPS (optional):
Lab 6, Digital data and Tables, Lab Page
Moodle Quiz 5
1) Lab 4
2) On-LIne Exam 2, chaps. 4 - 6.
6 - Oct. 10 Ch. 8 thru pg. 356 Tables, basic normal forms One view on relational tables, Simple guide to Normal Forms Lab 7, Tables, Homework 2 DataTable for Homework 2
Lab Page
Moodle Quiz 6
1) Lab 6
2) Sem. Proj. 2

7 - Oct.
17

 8 pg. 357 to end -Norm Forms Example
-More Norm. Forms,
-Foreign keys, ER diag.
Normal Forms tutorial Lab 8, More Tables, Lab Page Moodle Quiz 7
1) Lab 7,
2) Optional lab 5
3) Homework 1
8 - Oct.
24
9

-Basic Analysis,
-Reclass/Dissolve,
-Buffer,
-Overlay,
-Set Algebra    Lecture Slides:1

ESRI Examples,
Blob selection examples as PDF
Windsite example
Lab 9, Vector Analysis, Lab Page Moodle Quiz 8
1) Lab 8,
2) On-Line Exam 3, chaps. 7-8
9 - Oct. 31 10 -Basic Raster Analysis,
-Moving Windows,
-Tables, Cost Surfaces Lecture 12
Example Campus GeoPDF
Example of St Paul GeoPDF
Geospatial PDF's
GeoPDF Videos 123
Lab 10, Raster Analysis, Lab Page Moodle Quiz 9
1) Lab 9
2) Homework 2
10 -Nov.
7
11 -Slope/Aspect,
-Watersheds Lecture:1
Whitebox
Delineation of Watershed by hand exercise
NRCS How to read Topograhpic map and delineate watershed
Lab 11, Terrain Analysis, Lab Page Moodle Quiz 10
Lab 10
11 -Nov.
14
12 Interpolation GeoDA Lab 12, Interpolation, Lab Page Moodle Quiz 11
1) Lab 11,
2) On- Line Exam 4, chaps.9 - 11
12 -Nov.
21
None Thanksgiving Week (No Lecture or  Labs this week
13 -Nov.
28
13 Cartographic Models 
Video
Lecture slides

Wind Site Example
Video
PDF

Placer Co. Example
Video
PDF

Parks, Stormwater Examples
PDF

Lab 13, Cartographic Modeling I, Lab Page Moodle Quiz 12
1) Sem. Proj. #3,

2) Lab 12
14 -Dec.
5
14 1) Modeling,
2) Data Quality
Errors,  GPS errors Lab 14, Cartographic Modeling 2 Moodle Quiz 13
1) Lab 13,
15 -Dec.
12
15 Perspectives OpenGeo Architecture Extra Credit Lab 1) Lab 14,
2) Sem.Proj. #4,
3)On Line - Exam 5, chaps. 2-14
 16-Dec.
19
  Finals Week