Lab Exercises, FNRM 3131, GIS For Natural Resource Management

Class Page, MoodleInstructions to Set up ArcGIS on your home computer; instructor will provide you an authorization number
Lab Materials, Organized Chronologically:

Readings are from the book "GIS Fundamentals, 5th Edition," by Paul Bolstad

Week
Lab Number & Topic
Assignment

Instructional Video ArcGIS: Videos are on YouTube (unlisted)

 

Instructional Video QGIS: Videos are on YouTube (unlisted)
Data (for both ArcGIS and QGIS)
1
No Lecture or Lab due to University Holiday
None
2 Lab 1, Introduction to the software

Download and Extract
Data (unzip) necessary 
files for each week
Lab 1 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Getting StartedMore ConfigurationConfigure Toolbars, Relative Paths, Saving Project, Intro Symbology Layout, Export Print, More Symbols, Measure Tool, Data Frames, Topology

 

SetupPC, SetupMac, Symbols, Print Composer, Adding North Arrow and Scale Bar  Relative Paths, Polygon Symbols, Multi_Panel, Topology

 

  Lab 1 Data
3
Lab 2, Coordinate Systems

Lab 2 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise
Datums exercise: PDF

Intro to Projections, On the Fly Projection, Custom Projection, Calculate Areas


ProjectQGIS, Custom Projection, MultiPanel, Calc_area, Find NE corner of Ramsey County, Correcting HH Lakes

 

Lab 2 Data
4
Lab 3, Data Entry Lab 3 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Create GeoDataBase, Create Shapefile, Digitize Points, Digitize Polygons, Edit Shapefiles, Set Scale to Digitize, Snapping & Digitizing Lines


Start Digitizing, Digitize Roads and Snapping, Digitize Fields,More Polygon Editing
Correcting Polygons

Lab 3 Data
5
Lab 4, Georeferencing Georeferencing, Georeferencing Historical Images


Georeferencing, Historical Georeferencing
Lab 4 Data
6
Lab 5, GPS (optional)
Lab 6, Data and Tables
Lab 5 Instructions-optional: ArcGIS or QGIS, Geocaching-optional
Lab 5 Waypoints, Lab 5 Tracks, Layers, Subset,More symbols, Format Legend and Grouping, Shaded Relief, Select & Assign
Census_dataDisplay Subset Cities, DEM-NHD, Wetlands by size, Wetlands by type
Lab 5 Data
Lab 6 Data
7
Lab 7, Tables Join Tables, Select Tables, Create Tables

Join Tables, Select Join Display, Save Calculate Print, Create Table

8
Lab 8, More Tables Lab 8 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS,Summary Overhead for Lab exercise Spatial Selection, Add Text, Index, Summarize, One to Many Problem, One to Many Solution, Binary Indicator

 

Select adjacent,  Adding Text, Reproject, Income, Park/Forest, Correct Legend

Lab 8 Data
9
Spring Break No Lab or Lecture Spring Break

Spring Break

Spring Break
10
Lab 9, Vector Analysis Buffer, Var. Distance Buffer, Erase, Union, Multipart, Area Buffer, Variable Distance Buffer, Union, Multipart, Caclulate Hectares, Map 3
Lab 9 Data
11
Lab 10, Raster Analysis Resample, Low Pass, Slope & Reclass, Calculator Resample, Low Pass, Calculator, Slope & Reclass, Calculator Reclass
Lab 10 Data
12
Lab 11, Terrain Analysis Lab 11 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise Add Profile, Watershed, Field Lab 11 Map 1 video, Lab 11 Map 2 video
Lab 11 Data
13
Lab 12, Interpolation Lab 12 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Setup CorrectionSetup, Systematic Sample, Random Trend, StratRan_1,StratRan_2, StratRan_3, StratRan_4
Lab12_Error_Tips

  Lab 12 Data
14 Lab 13, Cartographic Modeling Lab Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise Refer to earlier videos as needed   Lab 13 Data
15
Lab 14, Cart. Modeling 2

Refer to earlier videos as needed

 Flowchart Video

 
Lab 14 Data
  Extra Credit Extra Credit Lab Refer to earlier videos as needed   Extra Credit Lab Data
  Extra Credit Extra Credit Homework
Refer to earlier videos as needed   Extra Credit Homework Data