Schedule for Module 1: 8/23/2023 to 10/10/2023.
This course is in a weird, independent study/scheduled class format. It’s meant to be flexible, but with guidance and some meetings (that fit your schedule). Innovative! The course number was upped from 191 to 291 (it’s now upper level credit).
Weekly meetings: Each student briefly comments on progress, problems, and solutions if discovered. Share the joy of ArcGIS Pro with peers. Also, time for any technical help. I will provide a Google appointment schedule of available hours and you can book a 15 meeting. Or as many as you want.
I’m also generally available in the GIS Lab (207) or my office other times (see my office hours) or email me.
If you have a problem after hours or on the weekend, please email me and we can try to sort it by email or phone facetime, or Zoom.
If you run into a problem you can’t solve (the tutorial does not always match up with the software perfectly) try your best then note the problem and move on to the next section.
Please complete work for each week by the Friday of that week.
Type up approximately 300 words for each reading.
Post the requested work to this blog and email your instructor.
Create a shared folder in Google and share it with me: mine would be Geog 291 Krygier (for Final)
Software: ArcGIS Pro (latest version)
The GIS Lab (SCSC 207) is unlocked 7am-7pm M-F. I’ll provide the class with a code to get in the room after those hours, along with OWU ID card swipe access to the Science Center.
Log in using the ID and password on the monitor stand.
Each computer has an up to date copy of ArcGIS Pro (shortcut on desktop).
- Create a folder on the C: drive called GEOG 291 (unless it’s already there)
- In that folder create another folder with your last name
- Save stuff there, including the downloaded tutorial files
You can also download ArcGIS Pro on your own Windows PC. It should be a newer computer with plenty of memory and storage. Information here:
Week 1: Introduction to Course (Wed., Aug. 23 )
Books: Get books (see syllabus) or copies available in GIS lab (top map drawer near room door). Do not remove these books from the rhoom.
Assign: Review course blog (syllabus & schedule) and create a blog posting on the class blog: please give the posting this title: <Your Last Name> Week 1
- A basic introduction to you with a glossy 8.5 x 11 photograph
- Read Schuurman ch. 1 (PDF) & include comments, thoughts, etc. (300 words)
- Use Google and Google Scholar and ChatGPT to look into a few GIS application areas: search for “GIS Application”or “GIS” and different keywords, based on your personal interest: wolf telemetry, LGBT, carnivorous plants, hate groups, crime, sewers, crowdsourcing, etc.). Include, in the blog posting, information on two applications with at least one map or image and a source or two.
Week 2: GIS Analysis I (Mon., Aug. 28)
Read: Mitchell ch. 1, 2, 3. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on this reading. Include key concepts and definitions. About 300 words per chapter. <Your Last Name> Week 2. Follow this titling format for the rest of the course.
Please check in (2 of 3 meetings) this week:
Week 3: GIS Analysis II (Mon., Sept. 4)
Read: Mitchell ch. 4, 5, 6. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on this reading. Include key concepts and definitions. About 300 words per chapter.
Week 4: GIS Software I: Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro (Mon., Sept. 11)
- For now, save all stuff in the folder you created (your last name) in the Geog 291 folder on the C Drive
- You can also work off an external drive.
- The link to the tutorial files are in the front of the book
- Right-mouse click and Extract All (this removes them from the zipped file)
- Use ArcGIS Pro (the old ArcMap is still on the computers)
Read and complete: Getting to Know ArcGIS Preface + ch. 1, 2, 3, 4. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. For guided tutorial chapters, save a screenshot or two of your work for the blog entry.
Week 5: GIS Software II Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro (Mon., Sept. 18)
Read and complete: Getting to Know ArcGIS ch. 5, 6, 7, 8, 10. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions. For guided tutorial chapters, save a screenshot or two of your work for the blog entry.
Week 6: Work! (Mon., Sept. 25)
Work on and help with Take-home exam
Week 7: Work! (Mon., Oct. 2)
Work on and help with Take-home exam
Week 8: Final Submission: Due Tuesday, Oct. 10
Put the final in the shared folder and email your instructor!