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 (playlisted)

 

Instructional Video QGIS: Videos are on YouTube (unlisted)
Data (for both ArcGIS and QGIS)
1
No Lecture or Lab due to short week
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

-Symbology Intro
-Print or Export
-Save Project
-Set Relative Path
-More Symbology
-Measure Tool
-Data Frames
-Topology Intro

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


-On the Fly Projection
-Cursor Coordinates
-Label Features
-Data Frame Project
-Project to a new file
-Custom Projection


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 Shapefiles
-Create Geodatabase
-Point Digitizing
-Digitize Lines
-Polygon Digitizing
-Edit Points
-Edit Lines
-Edit Polygons


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

Lab 3 Data
5
Lab 4, Georeferencing
Lab 4 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS 
-Clip Digitizing
-Topology Rules
-Classic Snapping
-Autocomplete
-Validate Topology
-Trace Autocomplete
-Trace New Polygon 

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,
-Download Cities
-Manual Feature Select 
-Color Ramp
-Select by Layer
-More Symbols
-Field Delete
-Shaded Relief
-Manual Select, Tables


Census_dataDisplay Subset Cities, DEM-NHD, Wetlands by size, Wetlands by type
Lab 5 Data
Lab 6 Data
7
Lab 7, Tables -Select by Attribute
-Join Tables
-Compound Selection
-Create Table

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 -Add Text Table
-Summarize and Join
-Indicator Variable
-Many to One Fix 

 

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

Lab 8 Data
9
Lab 9, Vector Analysis -Erase
-Union & Multipart
-Area
-Buffering
Buffer, Variable Distance Buffer, Union, Multipart, Caclulate Hectares, Map 3
Lab 9 Data
10
Lab 10, Raster Analysis -Resample
-Raster Calcuator
-Reclassify
-Sizing and Aligning Panels
Resample, Low Pass, Calculator, Slope & Reclass, Calculator Reclass
Lab 10 Data
11
Lab 11, Terrain Analysis Lab 11 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise -Watersheds Lab 11 Map 1 video, Lab 11 Map 2 video
Lab 11 Data
12
No Lab Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
13
Lab 12, Interpolation Lab 12 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

-Cpy/Paste Frame
-System. Sample
-IDW
-Random Sample
-Trend Surface
-Prep. Strata Base
-Strat. Ran. Samp.
-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