Resources for FNRM 3131, GIS For Natural Resource Management

Syllabus, Moodle, Extra Credit Exercises Google Hangout Wednesdays 8-9 pm


Materials, Organized Chronologically:

Readings are from the book "GIS Fundamentals, 4th Edition," by Paul Bolstad

 
Week
Reading
Lecture Handouts
Explanatory Videos
Supplements
Lab Handouts
Lab Videos
Lab Data
Assignments Due, Date (11:55pm, Fridays)

1

(Jan20)

 

No Class this Week MLK holiday

 

No labs this week

 

       

2-

(Jan 27)

Chapts. 1, 2

 

Introduction,

Video-Intro

 

Notes-GIS Links

Notes-Map Links

Motivation, Basics, Steps, Models, Coords, Degrees2Radians, Vector, Topology, Raster, Resamp, Alt Mods, Binary, Data

Coord. Questions

Geospatial Revolution,

Census_2010

420 Data Visualization

none - read "Installing" prior to loading ArcGIS at home, start lab 1.

3 -

(Feb 3)

Chapt. 3

 

1)Geodesy,
2) Map Projections

 

Cartesian vs Lat/Long, Horiz. Datums, Map Projections, PLSS

Videos & Questions

Lab 1, due Feb 7.

4 -

(Feb 10)

Chapt. 4

 

1) Data Entry, 2) Image Registration

 

Digitizing Intro, Scale, Digitizing, Editing, Scanning, Image Registration

Videos & Questions

Create GeoDataBase, Create Shapefile, Digitize Points, Digitize Polygons, Edit Shapefiles, Set Scale to Digitize, Snapping & Digitizing Lines

Lab 2, due Feb 14. Exam 1 this week (Chapters 1,2 & 3)

5 -

(Feb 17)

Chapt. 5, Chat.6 up to 250

 

Coordinate Geometry
GPS , GPSNotes

 

GPS, Videos & Questions

COGO, Videos & Questions

Lab 3, due Feb 21.

6 -

(Feb 24)

Chapts. 6 to end &, 7

 

1) Images, Images_summary


Images

MnGeo - current MN airphotos
Borchert - Old MN airphotos MN GIS/LIS,

Fun geoquiz

Lab6, Lab 6 Overheads

 


Lab6.zip

 

1) Lab 4, due, Feb 28.) Exam 2 this week (Chapters 4,5 & 6)

7 -

(Mar 3)

Ch. 8 to pg. 332

 

Digital Data, Digital Data recap

 

Digital Data

Tables, Video & Questions

Homework2.zip

1) Lab 6, due Mar 7.

8 -

(Mar 10)

Ch. 8, 332 to end

 

1) Tables, 2) Normal Forms example Tables_recap

 

Normal Forms Example 1

 

 

1) Lab 7, due Mar14.
2) optional lab 5, due Mar 14. Homework 1,due Mar 14.

9-

(Mar 17

 

No classes

Spring Break
           

10-

(Mar 24)

Chapt. 9

 

Basic Spatial Analysis , Basic_Spatial Analysis_recap

Basic Spatial Analysis

ESRI Examples

Lab 9, Lab 9 Overheads

 

Lab9.zip

 

1) Lab 8, due Mar 28. Exam 3 this week (Chapters 7,8 & 9)

11 -

(Mar 31)

Chapt. 10

 

Raster Analysis Raster_2, Raster_recap

Raster Analysis

, Lab 10 Overheads

Resample, Low Pass, Slope & Reclass, Calculator

Lab10.zip

 

Lab 9, due April 4, 2) Homework 2,due April 4.

12 - (April 7)

Chapt. 11

 

Terrain Analysis, Delineate

 

Slope & Aspect

Delineate NRCS

 

Lab 11 Overheads

 

 

Lab11.zip

 

Lab 10,due April 11.

13- (April 14)

Chapt. 12

 

Interpolation, Interpolation recap video

 

 

GeoDA

 

Lab 12 , Lab12 Overheads

 

Setup, Systematic Sample, Random Trend, StratRan_1,StratRan_2, StratRan_3, StratRan_4

 

Lab12.zip

 

Lab 11, due April 18

Exam 4 this week (Chapters 10,11 & 12)

14- (April 21

Chapt. 13

 

Cartographic Models


 

Errors

 

Lab 13 , Lab 13 Overheads

 

None - refer to earlier videos as needed

Lab13.zip

 

Lab 12, due April 25,

15- (April 28)

Chapt. 14

 

Data Quality

 

 

Lab 14 , Lab 14 overheads

 

None - refer to earlier videos as needed

 

Lab14.zip

 

Lab 13, due May 2.

16 - (May 5)

Chapt. 15

 

Perspectives Bookmarks , Last Class Notes

 

   

Continue Lab 14

None - refer to earlier videos as needed

 

 

Lab 14 due Friday, May 9, Exam 5 -Final (this week)