Lab Exercises, FNRM5131, GIS For Natural Resource Management

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Lab Materials, Organized Chronologically:
Readings are from the book "GIS Fundamentals, 5th Edition," by Paul Bolstad

Week
Lab Number & Topic
Assignment

Instructional Video ArcGISAll videos are on YouTube (unlisted)

Data (ArcGIS)
1

Lab 1, Introduction to the software

As short introductory video
on the class web pages, and
on how to Download and Extract 
data for each week's exercises

Lab 1 Instructions: ArcGIS 

-Summary Overheads for Lab exercise  

Semester-long Projects (Pick ONLY one):  
1) Hopkins
2) St. Anthony Park,
3) Appalachian Watershed

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

Lab1 Data
Semester Project Data:
-Hopkins Data, 
-SAP Data
-Wtrshed Data,
 Raster Clipping Video

2
Lab 2, Coordinate Systems

Lab 2 Instructions: ArcGIS 

-Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

-On the Fly Projection
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Cursor Coordinates
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Label Features
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Data Frame Project
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Project to a new file
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Custom Projection
3
Lab 3, Data Entry

Lab 3 Instructions: ArcGIS 

-Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

-Create Shapefiles
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Create Geodatabase
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Point Digitizing
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Digitize Lines
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Polygon Digitizing
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Edit Points
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Edit Lines
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Edit Polygons
Lab 3 Data
4
Lab 4, Digitizing, Topology
Lab 4 Instructions: ArcGIS 
-Clip Digitizing
-Merge AutoComplete
Reshape Save Edits
-Topology Rules
-Classic Snapping
-Autocomplete
-Validate Topology
-Trace Autocomplete
-Trace New Polygon  
5
Lab 5, GPS (optional)
Lab 6, Data and Tables
Lab 5 Instructions-optional: ArcGIS-optional or Geocaching-optional
Lab 6 Instructions: ArcGIS
-Lab 5 Waypoints
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Lab 5 Tracks
-Download Cities
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Manual Feature Select 
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Color Ramp
-Select by Layer
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More Symbols
-Field Delete
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Shaded Relief
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Manual Select, Tables
Lab 5 Data
Lab 6 Data
6
Lab 7, Tables
Lab 7 Instructions: ArcGIS
-Select by Attribute
-Join Tables
-Compound Selection
-Create Table
7
Lab 8, More Tables

Lab 8 Instructions: ArcGIS 

-Summary Overhead for Lab exercise

-Add Text Table
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Summarize and Join
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Indicator Variable
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Many to One Fix 
Lab 8 Data
8
Lab 9, Vector Analysis
Lab 9 Instructions: ArcGIS 
-Erase
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Union & Multipart
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Area
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Buffering
Lab 9 Data
9
Lab 10, Raster Analysis
Lab 10 Instructions: ArcGIS 
-Resample
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Raster Calcuator
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Reclassify
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Sizing and Aligning Panels
Lab 10 Data
10
Lab 11, Terrain Analysis

Lab 11 Instructions: ArcGIS 

-Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

-Watersheds
Lab 11 Data
11
Lab 12, Interpolation

Lab 12 Instructions: ArcGIS 

-Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

 -Cpy/Paste Frame
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System. Sample
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IDW
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Random Sample
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Trend Surface
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Prep. Strata Base
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Strat. Ran. Samp.
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Lab12_Error_Tips
Lab 12 Data
12 Thanksgiving Week No Labs or Lecture
13 Lab 13, Cartographic Modeling

Lab 13 Instructions: ArcGIS,

-Summary Overheads for Lab exercise

Refer to earlier videos as needed Lab 13 Data
14
Lab 14, Cart. Modeling 2
Lab 14 Instructions: ArcGIS 

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