Skyline College Spring 2003
Instructor: Alan Forsberg.
Office hours: after class or by appointment.
Students will learn more advanced GIS applications and complete a project in an area of their choice. GIS 301 & 302 are recommended but is NOT a prerequisite. Basic computer skills are recommended, but 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 from online sources, and occasional handouts.
HOW THE COURSE IS ORGANIZED
Students in the computer lab will work on projects related to brief lectures on advanced topics in GIS.
PREPARATION AND ASSIGNED WORK
You should complete all exercises in class and projects 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.
Students will work on exercises during each class meeting, and will work on projects during classtime and as homework.
The final presentation of completed projects will be on the last day of class.
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".
|Two Projects (250 points each)||500 points|
|In-class exercises||300 points|
|Final Presentation||100 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.|
COURSE SCHEDULE GIS 303
subject to change
(Last Updated May 15, 2003)
|Week||Date||Subject and GIS links|
|1||4/10||Introduction to ArcExplorer 4 - overview
Ex. 0 - Exploring The History of Cities
Arcview Quickstart Tutorials:
Homework: Project proposals for 303
|2||4/24||Introduction to ArcView cont'd
Arcview Quickstart Tutorials
Ex. 2: Find the best location for a new showroom
Ex. 3: Find where your best customers are located
|3||5/1||Project 1 - Remote Sensing and counter mapping with the Borneo Project
Ex. 4: Creating and Editing Data in Arcview - A New Line Theme
|4||5/8||Work on projects 1 & 2|
|5||5/15||Work on individual Project 2
Project 1 - Borneo Mapping due
Extra credit - if you have turned in both projects:
Ex.5 Exploring Dynamic Earth
Ex. 6: GIS in 3-D
|6||5/22||Project 2 Presentations.
How to Effectively Present Geographic Data