Office hours: after class or by appointment.
This course introduces and provides hands-on instruction in ESRI geographic information systems software. GIS 301 is recommended but is NOT a prerequisite. Advanced math or computing skills are not necessary to enroll in this course.
COURSE SCHEDULE (below) and this syllabus can be accessed at the following web address:
At the conclusion of the course you should be able to:
Reading assignments will be made from online sources, occasional handouts, and from the PDF manual "Using ArcExplorer" available at: http://www.esri.com/software/arcexplorer/using-ae31.pdf
HOW THE COURSE IS ORGANIZED
Students in the computer lab will work through the PDF manual "Using ArcExplorer," and complete a quiz for each day of the course.
PREPARATION AND ASSIGNMENTS
You should complete the assigned reading by the due date. Check the schedule to see if there have been any revisions. Prepare for the class by taking notes and asking questions on topics that you do not understand.
QUIZZES / IN-CLASS EXERCISES
Students will work through the textbook and complete a quiz during each class meeting.
ATTENDANCE & CLASS PARTICIPATION
Attendance will be taken daily. Class participation means attending regularly, answering questions in class, asking appropriate questions, contributing to class. You may be dropped if you are absent more than twice without notifying the instructor. However, it is your responsibility if you decide to drop the class. Do not count on me to drop you before the last date for a "W".
|In-class Quizzes/Exercises (150 points each)||900 points|
|TOTAL POINTS||1000 points|
The total number of points that you accumulate during the semester will determine your final course grade. Final grades are based on the following percentages of total points:
|A = 900-1000 pts.||B = 800-899 pts.||C = 700-799 pts.||D = at least 600 pts.|
|Week||Date||Readings from PDF manual Using ArcExplorer / Links|
Interactive web-based GIS systems:
2 Getting and Adding Data
ESRI ArcData Online, ArcExplorer Quickstart Tutorial
GIS Glossaries, GIS Dictionary from ESRI, Filename Extensions
Exploring Historical San Francisco with
Ch. 4 Symbolizing Data in Arcview 3.1a
5 Getting and Using the Attributes of Features
Assessing children's risk of exposure to lead.
6 ArcEplorer Address Matching
Arcview Quickstart Tutorials:
Ex. 2: Find the best location for a new showroom
Ex. 3: Find where your best customers are located
7 Printing, Copying, Saving from ArcExplorer
Desiging a project for Arcview 3.2
Map Services - Feature (ArcIMS)
Other sources of GIS Data
GIS Primer - GIS Applications
HowTo: Port ArcView projects and data onto a CD-ROM
Analyzing layers in ArcExplorer