Lab Exercises, FNRM5131, GIS For Natural Resource Management

Class Page, Moodle,Instructions to Set up ArcGIS on your home computer; instructor will provide you an authorization number via email
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)

Instructional Video QGISAll videos are on YouTube (unlisted)
Data (for both ArcGIS and QGIS)
1 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  
Semester-long Projects (Pick ONLY one):  
1) Hopkins ArcGIS
2) St. Anthony Park ArcGIS,
3) Appalachian Watershed ArcGIS
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, Relative Paths, Adding North Arrow and Scale BarPolygon Symbols, Multi_Panel, Topology

 

Lab1 Data
Hopkins Data, SAP DataWtrshed Data,  Raster Clipping Video
2
Lab 2, Coordinate Systems Datums exercise: PDF
Lab 2 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise
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
3
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
4
Lab 4, Georeferencing Georeferencing, Georeferencing Historical Images Georeferencing, Historical Georeferencing
Lab 4 Data
5
Lab 5, GPS (optional)
Lab 6, Data and Tables
Lab 5 Instructions-optional: ArcGIS or QGIS, Geocaching-optional
Lab 6 Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise
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
6
Lab 7, Tables Join Tables, Select Tables, Create Tables

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

7
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
8
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
9
Lab 10, Raster Analysis Resample, Low Pass, Slope & Reclass, Calculator Resample, Low Pass, Calculator, Slope & Reclass, Calculator Reclass
Lab 10 Data
10
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
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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_4Lab12_Error_Tips   Lab 12 Data
12 Thanksgiving Week No Labs or Lecture
13 Lab 13, Cartographic Modeling Lab Instructions: ArcGIS or QGIS, Summary Overheads for Lab exercise Refer to earlier videos as needed   Lab 13 Data
14
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