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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.

 

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:  
Course Mechanics  
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

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


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

 

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

 

 

Resources

 

Video: Basic normal forms

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

  • Take online exam 3
     (Friday - Sunday)

 

 

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

 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