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EGEO-350 Readings - Spring 2012

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READING A: Intro to GIS

REQUIRED:

What is GIS? (GIS Lounge)

What is GIS? (ESRI)

The Components of GIS Evolve

ArcGIS Resource Center Essentials Library

    - What is GIS? - all entries

    - What is ArcGIS?/ What is ArcGIS

    - What is ArcGIS?/ What is ArcGIS Desktop?

Users Guide to the Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL)

OPTIONAL:

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Chapter 2, Section f) - Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Michael Pidwirny

 

READING 1: Entities and Attributes, Raster and Vector

REQUIRED:

USGS Overview

An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (Pages 1-13 only) - Harold Reynolds

Introduction to GIS - Univ. of Melborne, F. Escobar, et. al. - skim over technical parts

OPTIONAL:

Getting Started with ArcGIS - U of Arkansas Tutorial 1

 

READING 2: Symbology and Data Management

REQUIRED:

 Introduction to Map Design - ESRI

ArcGIS Resource Center Essentials Library

    Professional Library/Mapping and Visualization/Working with Layers/Displaying Layers/

                - A quick tour of displaying layers

                - Drawing a layer using a single symbol

                - Drawing a layer using categories

    Professional Library/Mapping and Visualization/Working with Layers/Displaying Layers/Drawing features to show quantities/

                - All entries except  pie charts, bar and column charts, and stacked charts

    Professional Library/Mapping and Visualization/Working with Layers/Interacting with layer contents/

               -  Identifying features

                - Selecting features interactively

                - Using Select by Location

                - Using Select by Attributes

OPTIONAL:

Manipulating Display in ArcMap (symbolization) - U of Arkansas Tutorial 2

Querying Data in ArcMap - U of Arkansas Tutorial 3

Resource:

·         File Mgmt - Freelan

·         Portable Maps & Data - Freelan

·         Data Flow Diagrams - Freelan

·         GIS Cookbook (Section 3 Making a Choropleth Map) - CSISS (UCSB)

 

READING 3-4: Coordinate Systems and Data Models

REQUIRED:

Map Projections - University of Nebraska

ESRI Map Projection course - read the first free module, exercise is voluntary

Map Projections from the Geo-web Guru

About Coordinate Systems (Using ArcMap, Sec. 2, Chap. 4, pp. 123-126) - ESRI
       
Note: Using ArcMap was written for ArcGIS 9.2 - very little of the details in this chapter have changed in 10...

ArcGIS Resource Center Essentials Library

    Professional Library/Data Management/Using ArcCatalog/

            - What is ArcCatalog?

            - A quick tour of ArcCatalog

OPTIONAL: 

Mathematics of Map Projections

Coordinate Systems 

 

READING 5-6: Editing and Queries

REQUIRED:

ArcGIS Resource Center Essentials Library

    Professional Library/Data Management/Editing data/

            - What is editing?

    Professional Library/Data Management/Geographic Data Types/Tables/

            - What are tables and attribute information

            - Joining and relating tables by attributes/About joining and relating tables

Review:

         Querying Data in ArcMap - U of Arkansas Tutorial 3 - skim

 

 

READING 7-8: GeoProcessing and Cartography

 

REQUIRED:

 

ArcGIS Resource Center Essentials Library

   

        Professional Library/Geoprocessing/

           

            - What is Geoprocessing?

 

            - A quick tour of Geoprocessing

 

            - All entries under "Commonly used tools" section

 

Analyzing Spatial Data - U of Arkansas Tutorial 5

 

All Good Maps... - Bach, Freelan

 

Cartographic Communication (Sections 3 & 4) - U of Colorado, Geography Dept.

3.     What is a Good Map?

4.     Basic Elements of Map Composition - including the section on Elements That Are Found On Virtually All Maps

 

Optional:

 

Making and Printing Maps Using ArcMap - U of Arkansas Tutorial 6

 

 

READING 9: Raster Data and GeoReferencing Image Data

 

REQUIRED:

 

ArcGIS Resource Center Essentials Library

   

        Professional Library/Data Management/Geographic Data Types/Rasters and Images

           

            - Displaying raster data - through "Displaying raster layers"

 

            - Processing and analyzing raster data/Georeferencing

 

 GeoReferencing in ArcMap - Freelan

 

 

READING 10: Project Design

 

REQUIRED:

 

What Is The Geographic Approach? -  Matt Artz and Jim Baumann, ESRI

 

Planning a GIS Project (Getting Started with ArcGIS, Sect. 2, Chap. 4, pp. 65-76) - ESRI

 

Preparing Data for Analysis - U of Arkansas Tutorial 4

 

Final Project documents (see Lab notes) - from the final docs folder in J:\saldata\egeo350

 

Lab Book Examples

 

REVIEW:

 

DFD GeoProcess Examples - Freelan

 

Querying Data in ArcMap - U of Arkansas Tutorial 3

 

Analyzing Spatial Data - U of Arkansas Tutorial 5

 

Making and Printing Maps Using ArcMap - U of Arkansas Tutorial 6

 

 

READING 11: Project Analysis/Metadata

 

REQUIRED:

 

Vector Overlay Processing (Boolean overlay) - skim over Boolean symbology, focus on overlay concepts

 

 

ArcGIS Resource Center Essentials Library

   

        Professional Library/Data Management/Geographic Data Types/Metadata

           

            - What is metadata?

           

            - About viewing metadata

 

            - Viewing metadata

 

            - Editing metadata

 

                        - Editing metadata

 

                        - About creating thumbnails

 

                        - Creating thumbnails