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GISC 2011 - Geographic Information Science

1   Lectures

  1. Lecture 1: Introduction to GIS
  2. Exercise 1: ArcGIS Online web map
    1. Homework 1: 1aweb map
  3. Lecture 2: Coordinate systems and data types in GIS
    1. Exercise 2: State plane and Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projections
    2. Exercise 3: What happens if you create features in the wrong projection?
  4. Exercise 4: Gnomonic and Mercator projections for navigation
  5. Exercise 5: How to create population maps in ArcMap (pending update to ArcGIS Pro)join, add field, field calculation, import symbology, swipe
    1. Homework 2: 2cextrude
  6. Lecture 3: GIS data models
    1. Homework 3: 3aselect, export
  7. Exam 1: Part 1 written and part 2 analysis
  8. Lecture 4: GIS databases
    1. Exercise 6: Revisit 3adefinition query
    2. Exercise 7: Global spatial autocorrelation test of obesityglobal Moran’s $I$, $p$-value
  9. Project proposal
  10. Exercise 8: NLCD statistics by countydata conversion, reprojection
  11. Lecture 5: GIS data encoding
    1. Exercise 9: How to convert LiDAR data in the LAS file format to surface models in ArcGIS Pro
    2. Homework 4: Complete How to convert LiDAR data in the LAS file format to surface models in ArcGIS Pro
  12. Lecture 6: GIS data analysis 1
    1. Exercise 10: Schools close to major roadsbuffer
    2. Exercise 11: Monthly average precipitation of a schoolThiessen polygons
    3. Exercise 12: Fire stations within the urban areaintersect
    4. Exercise 13: Fire stations outside the urban areaerase
    5. Exercise 14: Urban areas or countiesunion
    6. Home exercise 1: 8a–8dkernel density, hot spot analysis
  13. Lecture 7: GIS data analysis 2
    1. Exercise 15: NLCD reclassificationreclassify
    2. Exercise 16: DEM reclassificationreclassify
    3. Exercise 17: Major NLCD classes within a radiusfocal statistics
    4. Exercise 18: Major NLCD classes by census blockfocal statistics
    5. Exercise 19: Slopeslope
    6. Exercise 20: Aspectaspect
    7. Exercise 21: Hillshadeaspect
    8. Exercise 22: Solar radiationarea solar radiation
    9. Exercise 23: Line of sightline of sight
    10. Exercise 24: Viewshedviewshed
  14. Exam 2: Part 1 written and part 2 analysis
  15. Exercise 25: Exam 2 Part 2
  16. Lecture 8: GIS process models
    1. Exercise 26: House huntingcost distance, raster calculator, multi-criteria evaluation
  17. Lecture 9: Global positioning systems
  18. Lecture 10: GIS data quality
  19. Exam 3 (all lectures, written)
  20. Exercise 27: Flow accumulation
  21. Exercise 28: Stream network delineation
  22. Exercise 29: Watershed delineation

2   Data

3   Global positioning system

4   Hydrology toolbox for ArcGIS Pro

6   References

6.1   GRASS GIS

6.2   ArcPy

6.3   Spatial references