Schedule

Revised 3/19/2023

Spring Semester 2023: Module 2: 3/8/2023 – 4/3/2023 Class meetings: As a semi-independent study course, Geog 193 has flexible hours when the instructor is available in the GIS Lab (207 SCSC). In addition, arranged meetings (in person, on Zoom, or phone) are available.

  • Monday 12-1pm in 207 SCSC
  • Tuesday 9-10am in 207 SCSC
  • Friday 10-11am in 207 SCSC
  • I’m typically in the Lab M, Tu, W and F mornings (not during the course in their MWF at 11-11:50)

Text: Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro, 1st Edition, 2020. Paul A. Zandbergen (PZ)

Software: ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro (PC, desktop). You should have an Online account; ArcGIS Pro can be used in the GIS Lab (207 SCSC) or you can download it to your own computer (Windows) via the Online Account.

GIS Lab (207 SCSC) Access: if you want SCSC building and room 207 access after hours please let me know.

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 193 Krygier. This is for anything you want to share with me that doesn’t go on the blog.

Besides the tutorial, I’ll ask you to develop some applications to show some of what you have learned in the tutorial.

This is a test run of this course, and I’m happy to adjust as I go and get feedback.

The weeks below refer to the week during the semester. This course technically starts Week 7, Wednesday, March 8 but the first stuff is not due until after spring break (Week 8), the Friday of Week 9.

Week 1 (Week 8 of semester): Introduction to Course (Wed., March 8)

The second module begins the Wednesday before spring break this semester. The material for Week 1 of the class is relatively minimal and is not due until Friday, March 24, along with Week 2 work.

Assign: Review course blog (syllabus & schedule) and create a blog posting: please give the posting this title: <Your Name> Week 1. Introduce yourself and indicate you did the stuff for this week. Not due until Friday, March 24.

Text: Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro, 1st Edition, 2020. Paul A. Zandbergen. Copies available in GIS lab (top map drawer near room door). Do not remove books from the room.

You need access to an OWU ArcGIS Online account. If you did not already have one, 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 comments 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.

Taking advantage of ESRI online training: You can access 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. 

  • Use Google and Google Scholar to look into a few GIS application areas: search for “ArcGIS” and “python” and different keywords, based on your personal interest: cat telemetry, quilt-bombing, blind dung beetles, Antifa, climate change, stamp collectors, logistics, 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 (Week 9 of semester): Spring Break

Assign: A photo, poem, or random whatever, posted to blog as <Your Name> Week 2

Week 3 (Week 10 of semester): ArcGIS & Python I (Due Friday, March 24)

Assign: Read and complete PZ chapters 1 & 2. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. This is: <Your Name> Week 3

  • For each chapter create a blog post (on this blog) and include the following
    • put post in Category Chapter Notes
    • include
      • notes on key concepts in the chapter
      • any questions or problems you had (and if you solved them, how you did it)
      • screenshots if appropriate
      • approximate time it took to complete the chapter
    • Please post questions or problems to the Google Group
  • Include a one-paragraph description of an application based on ideas from chapters 1 & 2. Also, post ideas to Geog 193 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.
Week 4 (Week 11 of semester): ArcGIS & Python II (Due Friday, March 31)

Assign: Read and complete PZ chapters 3 & 4. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. This is: <Your Name> Week 4

  • Include a one-paragraph description of an application based on ideas from chapters 3 & 4. Also, post ideas to Geog 193 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 Tuesday, May 2, but start on it and complete it before you forget the stuff in these first four chapters!

Week 5 (Week 12 of semester): ArcGIS & Python III (Due Friday, April 7)

Assign: Read and complete chapters 5 & 6:Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. This is: <Your Name> Week 5

  • Include a one-paragraph description of an application based on ideas from chapters 5 & 6. Also, post ideas to Geog 193 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.
Week 6 (Week 13 of semester): ArcGIS Online IV (Due Friday, April 14)

Assign: Read and complete chapter 7 & 8. Create a new blog entry with comments, notes, and questions on these readings. This is: <Your Name> Week 6

  • Include a one-paragraph description of an application based on ideas from chapters 7 & 8. Also, post ideas to Geog 193 Google Group and comment on other student’s ideas.

Assign: Select one of your four ideas (chapters 5-7) and create it. This is due Tuesday, May 2.

Week 7 (Week 14 of semester): ArcGIS & Python V (Due Friday, April 21)

Catchup & Work on the Apps, assigned Week 4 and 6.

Week 8 (Week 15 of semester): ArcGIS Phyton VI (Due Friday, April 28)

Work on the Apps, assigned Week 4 and 6.

Week 9 (Week 16 of semester): Final Projects (Due Tuesday, May 2)

Two Apps for the Final Project due Tuesday, May 2 in a descriptive posting to the blog.