January 13, 2008

GEOG 4050/8056: Geographic Information Systems I

 Dr. Michael P. Peterson

 TA: Christopher Clowers

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3) Office phone: 554-4805 (You can also leave a message with the secretary at 554-2662.)
4) Feel free to call me at home. Home phone: 553-5234 (before 10 pm)
5) Office: MWF 1
2-1, 2:15-5

Hours in DSC 296
Mon 2:15-4:00
Tue 2:00-4:00

and by appointment

e-mail: cclowers@unomaha.edu

Resources:

Syllabus

Sample Final Projects

Previous Exam 1

Previous Final Exam

Course Outline:

  Jan. 14: Monday 1:2:15 DSC 285 Jan. 16: Wednesday 1-2:15 & 2:30-3:45

1

Jan 14: An introduction to GIS
Bolstad: Chapter 1
Clarke: pp. 1-7
Definitions:

  1. What is GIS?
  2. Glossary of GIS Terms

Lecture Notes

  1. When was the concept of GIS developed?
  2. What are the four ways of defining GIS?
  3. Why is the impact of the transition to computers more immediate than with previous technological changes that influcenced cartography?

History of GIS
Clarke: pp. 7-16
Lecture Notes

  1. What fundamental concepts led to the development of GIS?
  2. What were the major developments in technology that aided the development of GIS?
  3. How did GISci emerge?

Joining Data to the Map

Example Election Maps

Link to Exercises

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2

Jan. 21: No Class

3

Jan. 28: Maps as Numbers
Bolstad: Chapter 2
Lecture Notes

Geographic Data Input
Bolstad: Chapter 4
Lecture Notes

Bibek

4

Feb. 4: Structuring Maps
Bolstad: Chapter 2
Lecture Notes

PowerPoint Presentation

Loren

5

Feb. 11:
Bolstad: Chapter 9 Vector
Bolstad: Chapter 10 Raster

Lecture Notes 1 |Lecture Notes 2 | Combined

Jeanne

6

Feb. 18: GIS Analysis Functions
Bolstad: Chapter 11 Terrain

Janet

7

Feb. 25: Remote Sensing
Bolstad: Chapter 6
Lecture Notes

8

Mar. 3: Review - Exam on Wednesday

9

Mar. 10: Database Concepts
Bolstad: Chapter 8
Lecture Notes

Map Projections & Coordinate Systems
Bolstad: pp. 73-84
Lecture Notes

Scale
Bolstad: p. 92-94
Lecture Notes

10

Mar 24: GIS Data Formats and Exchanging Data
Bolstad: Chapter 7
Lecture Notes

Geographic Information & Web Resources
Bolstad: Chapter 7
Lecture Notes

11

Mar. 31: Global Positioning Systems
Bolstad: Chapter 5
GPS Chapter

 

12

Apr. 7: Data Quality
Bolstad: Chapter 14
PPT1 | PDF | PPT2
Lecture Notes

GIS Software
Bolstad: pp. 12-17

  1. Rockware List
  2. Software List
  3. Free GIS software

Lecture Notes

13

Apr. 14: GIS Projects
Clarke: Chapter 9
Lecture Notes

14

Apr. 21: Linux and Open Source

PowerPoint

15 Apr. 28: New Developments in GIS
Bolstad: Chapter 15
Apr. 30: Graduate Student Presentations

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Final Exam 1-3 PM Wednesday May 7, DSC 285