EB/ES/GE 351 Spring
2016 Schedule

The class meets Tuesday afternoons in two sections, A 1:00-2:20 and B 2:30-3:50 pm, in the GeoSpatial Analysis (GSA) Laboratory, SH 16, and by arrangement at other times. These sessions are primarily for lab exercises and review. On-campus students are expected to attend weekly and at other convenient times.

The schedule below reflects the weekly lab sessions (except the first and last week). Much of the lecture and laboratory material is presented via World Wide Web, and datasets for lab exercises and some readings are provided by FTP. Students are encouraged to contact the instructor at any time via e-mail.

Geospatial blog.

Schedule for Spring 2016 Semester First Block

Session Topic/Reading Web lecture Lab exercise Special
Jan. 20 Preface to GSA Geospatial revolution
About Idrisi
Intro to Idrisi No on-campus
class meeting
Jan. 26 Introductory GSA GCraft overview
Geospatial revolution
Idrisi tutorial 1-1
Class meetings
Feb. 2 Overview of GIS NCGIA What is GIS Idrisi tutorial 1-2
Feb. 9 Georeferencing Georeferencing
GCraft projection
Idrisi tutorial 1-3
Feb. 16 GPS campus demo NCGIA GPS overview
USGS GPS applications
Feb. 23 Introduction to
remote sensing
Remote sensing
GCraft remote sensing
Idrisi tutorials
1-4 and 1-5
Mar. 1 Aerial photography Aerial photography
GCraft airphoto
Mid-term exam March 4-9
Mar. 8 Manned-space
Space photos Idrisi tutorial 1-6

Spring break March 14-20

Schedule for Spring 2016 Semester Second Block

Session Topic/Reading Web Lecture Lab exercise Special
Mar. 22 Review exam
Landsat system
Landsat (intro) Landsat imagery
Mar. 29 Sources of GIS data
web.pdf (FTP)
Internet and GIS
GCraft sources
Imagery search
Apr. 5 Case studies in GIS GIS applications Web-based GIS Choose teams
Apr. 12 GIS projects Project planning Project preparation Field trip
16th (or 17th)
Apr. 19 Data quality Managing error Complete all labs*
Apr. 26 GIS curriculum Teaching GIS Project preparation
May 3 Project completion Presentations
May 6 Final exam May 6-11

* Schedule note: all lab exercises are due by April 22nd.
No late exercises will be accepted thereafter.

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