GISC 2011 - Geographic Information Science

1   Lectures

  1. Lecture 1: Introduction to GIS
  2. Exercise 1: ArcGIS Online web map
    1. Homework 1: 1aweb map
  3. Lecture 2: Coordinate systems and data types in GIS
    1. Exercise 2: State plane and Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projections
    2. Exercise 3: What happens if you create features in the wrong projection?
  4. Exercise 4: Gnomonic and Mercator projections for navigation
  5. Exercise 5: How to create population maps in ArcMap (pending update to ArcGIS Pro)join, add field, field calculation, import symbology, swipe
    1. Homework 2: 2cextrude
  6. Lecture 3: GIS data models
    1. Homework 3: 3aselect, export
  7. Exam 1: Part 1 written and part 2 analysis
  8. Lecture 4: GIS databases
    1. Exercise 6: Revisit 3adefinition query
    2. Exercise 7: Global spatial autocorrelation test of obesityglobal Moran’s $I$, $p$-value
  9. Project proposal
  10. Exercise 8: NLCD statistics by countydata conversion, reprojection
  11. Lecture 5: GIS data encoding
    1. Exercise 9: How to convert LiDAR data in the LAS file format to surface models in ArcGIS Pro
    2. Homework 4: Complete How to convert LiDAR data in the LAS file format to surface models in ArcGIS Pro
  12. Lecture 6: GIS data analysis 1
    1. Exercise 10: Schools close to major roadsbuffer
    2. Exercise 11: Monthly average precipitation of a schoolThiessen polygons
    3. Exercise 12: Fire stations within the urban areaintersect
    4. Exercise 13: Fire stations outside the urban areaerase
    5. Exercise 14: Urban areas or countiesunion
    6. Home exercise 1: 8a–8dkernel density, hot spot analysis
  13. Lecture 7: GIS data analysis 2
    1. Exercise 15: NLCD reclassificationreclassify
    2. Exercise 16: DEM reclassificationreclassify
    3. Exercise 17: Major NLCD classes within a radiusfocal statistics
    4. Exercise 18: Major NLCD classes by census blockfocal statistics
    5. Exercise 19: Slopeslope
    6. Exercise 20: Aspectaspect
    7. Exercise 21: Hillshadeaspect
    8. Exercise 22: Solar radiationarea solar radiation
    9. Exercise 23: Line of sightline of sight
    10. Exercise 24: Viewshedviewshed
  14. Exam 2: Part 1 written and part 2 analysis
  15. Exercise 25: Exam 2 Part 2
  16. Lecture 8: GIS process models
    1. Exercise 26: House huntingcost distance, raster calculator, multi-criteria evaluation
  17. Lecture 9: Global positioning systems
  18. Lecture 10: GIS data quality
  19. Exam 3 (all lectures, written)
  20. Exercise 27: Flow accumulation
  21. Exercise 28: Stream network delineation
  22. Exercise 29: Watershed delineation

2   Past materials

3   Past projects

3.1   Fall 2018

  • Drought impact on Georgia‚Äôs economy and agriculture by Josh Henley, Fall 2018
  • Population growth and carbon emissions in Georgia by Jennifer McCollum, Fall 2018
  • Suitability of transportation expansions pertaining to residents of the city of Atlanta & metro Atlanta by Tyler Henderson, Fall 2018
  • Using unmanned UAV multispectral image analysis for tree by Parker Goins, Fall 2018

3.2   Spring 2019

  • Determining danger placed upon watersheds by non-point source pollution by Katherine Perry, Spring 2019
  • Investigating environmental injustice in Georgia by Katelynn Comer, Spring 2019
  • Mississippi delta term project - Poverty, median household income, graduation rates, and geographic dynamics by Jackson Birt, Spring 2019
  • Non-native kudzu on the wild and scenic Chattooga River by Molly Dougherty, Spring 2019
  • Population and land usage by Patience Jones, Spring 2019
  • Poverty and crime in Georgia by Jakob Bullwinkle, Spring 2019
  • The future sound impact to local communities by SpaceX’s proposed Boca Chica launch facility by Stephen South, Spring 2019
  • Weather and tourism by Samuel Dilidili, Spring 2019

3.3   Spring 2020

  • A spatial analysis of snare placement and patrol efforts in Kable National Park by Gabriel Scroggs, Spring 2020
  • Breakdown and comparison of the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections for the state of Georgia by Natalie Copeland, Spring 2020
  • Conveying traffic accident risk through Esri’s ArcGIS software and other applications by Brock Davis, Spring 2020
  • Reintroduction of wolves and the effect on forest growth in Yellowstone National Park by Madison Deese, Spring 2020
  • Southern pine beetles effect on Georgia forest in Georgia 2016 by Preston Chandler, Spring 2020

4   Data

5   Global positioning system

6   Hydrology toolbox for ArcGIS Pro

8   References

8.1   GRASS GIS

8.2   ArcPy

8.3   Spatial references