# 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
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

## 3   Past projects

### 3.1   Fall 2018

• Drought impact on Georgia’s 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