Schedule

Integrating GIS into an Environmental Science ProgramRevised 10/16/2022

Fall Semester 2022: Module 2: 10/17/2022 – 12/15/2022

Weekly meeting: Wednesday @ 4:10 in 207 SCSC (may be updated to a time we can all meet). Not required, but strongly recommended as a way to keep up with the course and clarify any problems you encounter.

Please complete work for each week by the Friday of that week. Post the requested information to this blog and email your instructor.

Create a shared folder in Google and share it with me: mine would be Geog 191 Krygier

The final project, an app or two based on Delaware Data, should be posted to this blog.

This is a brand-new course, and I’m happy to have your input as we go. I plan to adjust some of the material for the latter half of the module once I see how things are going.

Week 1: Introduction to Course

Books: Get book (Getting to Know Web GIS, 2020, 4th edition) or copy available in GIS lab (top map drawer near room door). Do not remove book from the room.

You should receive an email indicating that an ArcGIS Online account has been set up for you. Follow the instructions, which primarily means setting up a password for the account.

Log into your account at ArcGIS.com This will work on any internet-connected computer. I have saved a link to this page as a browser bookmark. Don’t save your password on a public computer!

If you did the following in a previous course, indicate so in your week 1 posting!

Spend a few minutes poking around your account, including the icon in the upper-right corner which takes you to your profile. Add your basic information to My Profile. Also look at My Settings, My ESRI, Training, Community and Forums, ArcGIS Blog, and Help. Jot down two comments about what you find (for the blog entry for this Lab).

Use some ESRI resources to learn a bit about ArcGIS Online.Complete a read-through of Get Started: What Is ArcGIS Online. This should take about 30 minutes. Read through the different sections of this web page (stacked along the left of the page) and jot down two comment about what you find (for the blog entry for this Lab).

You also have access to ESRI courses online. Some are free, some cost $$$. Anything which says “Maintenance Required” is free to OWU students. Complete a free course that introduces you to ArcGIS Online.

  • click on the icon in the upper left of your ArcGIS Online account and select Training
  • select Web Course: ArcGIS Online Basics
    • this should take about 2 hours but probably less
    • if you already completed this course, find another!
  • jot down two comments about what you find.
  • save a screenshot (or a few) of the screen showing you completed the activities in the four main sections of this course, and include in your blog entry for this Lab.

Taking advantage of ESRI online training: You have access to a significant amount of training material via the Training link in your account. Look over the available courses and list one or two that seem of interest. If there is a fee, remember that we may be able to use OWU’s Small Grants Program or Department of ENVS funds to cover these costs. It is possible to get various certifications by taking collections of these courses. Please talk to Krygier or Rowley if you have questions. 

Week 1: Getting Started

Assign: Review course blog (syllabus & schedule) and create a blog posting on the class blog: please give the posting this title: <Your Name> Week 1
Assign:
Read and comment on each in the Week 1 blog posting:

Week 2: Web GIS I

Assign: Read and complete Chapter 1 Getting to Know Web Maps. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. This is: <Your Name> Week 2

  • One paragraph description of an application, based on ideas from chapter 1, using the Delaware Data. Also, post idea to Geog 192 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.

Assign: Read and complete Chapter 2: Hosted feature layers and storytelling with GIS. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. 

  • One paragraph description of an application, based on ideas from chapter 2, using the Delaware Data. Also, post idea to Geog 192 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.

Week 3: Web GIS II

Assign: Read and complete Chapter 3: ArcGIS Experience Builder and ArcGIS Web AppBuilder. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. This is: <Your Name> Week 3

  • One paragraph description of an application, based on ideas from chapter 3, using the Delaware Data. Also, post idea to Geog 192 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.

Assign: Read and complete Chapter 4: Mobile GIS. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. 

  • One paragraph description of an application, based on ideas from chapter 4, using the Delaware Data. Also, post idea to Geog 192 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.

Assign: Select one of your four ideas (chapters 1-4) and create it. This is not due until Friday, Nov., 2, but start on it and complete it before you forget the stuff in these first four chapters!

Week 4: Web GIS III

Assign: Read and complete Chapter 5: Tile layers and on-premises Web GIS. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. This is: <Your Name> Week 4

  • One paragraph description of an application, based on ideas from chapter 5, using the Delaware Data. Also, post idea to Geog 192 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.

Assign: Read and complete Chapter 6: Spatiotemporal data and real-time GIS. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. 

  • One paragraph description of an application, based on ideas from chapter 6, using the Delaware Data. Also, post idea to Geog 192 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.

Week 5: Web GIS IV

Assign: Read and complete Chapter 7: 3D web scenes. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. This is: <Your Name> Week 5

  • One paragraph description of an application, based on ideas from chapter 7, using the Delaware Data. Also, post idea to Geog 192 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.

Assign: Read and complete Chapter Chapter 8: Spatial analysis and geoprocessing. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. 

  • One paragraph description of an application, based on ideas from chapter 85, using the Delaware Data. Also, post idea to Geog 192 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.

Assign: Select one of your four ideas (chapters 5-8) and create it. This is not due until Friday, Nov. 2, but start on it and complete it before you forget the stuff in the last four chapters!

Week 6: Work on Two Apps for the Final Project

Week 7:Work on Two Apps for the Final Project: Due Friday, Dec. 2, in a descriptive posting to the blog.