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Unformatted text preview: Principles Of GIS (GIS 1) GISC 4043 & GISC 5051 Contacts • Instructor – James Gammack-Clark • Teaching Assistant: – TBA • See syllabus for office hours, locations & contact information Required Materials • Geographic Information Systems and Science, 2nd Edition. – Longley, P.A., Goodchild, M.F., Maguire, D.J., and Rhind, D.W. 2005. John Wiley & Sons. • Getting to Know ArcGIS desktop, 2nd Edition . – Ormsby, T. et al., 2004. ESRI Press. Blackboard (Bb) • Go to http://blackboard.fau.edu – Not available if you are not registered for class! • Announcements • Syllabus • Online Notes • Assignments Online Notes • These are available at LECTURES • They are pared-down versions of THIS slide-show… • They do not take the place of coming to lecture, but will make taking notes easier IF YOU PRINT THEM FIRST and bring them to lecture! Evaluation • Quizzes: 10% – Quizzes will be based upon course readings • Labs: 40% • Midterm: 25% • Final: 25% • Total 100% – Exams are NOT cumulative! Introduction What’s GIS & ArcGIS? Today’s Class Outline • Introduction –Why Does GIS Matter? –What Is GIS? –Brief History of GIS –GIS Software Architecture –GIS Software Packages –ArcGIS 9 Overview hy Does GIS Matter? • Spatial is Special! (Geographic is Great!) – Geographic • surface and near-surface – Spatial • Often is synonymous w/ Geographic (Geospatial) • But can also refer to space, not just that at the surface! hy Does GIS Matter? • Almost everything happens somewhere. – Knowing where something happens is critically important! • Something in common – The fact that nearly all things have a component provides us with the unique opportunity to tie together data from disparate disciplines/fields. The on-shore location of Hurricane Charley hy Does GIS Matter? • GIS is employed to and this Geographic Information • Geographic Information elements: – link a , and often a , with – some of that place – AKA ‘Spatial Data’ • • hy Does GIS Matter? • GIS has great value when it comes to answering questions about: – • Where is the library? Where are there ATMs? – • Where are incidents of a particular disease? Where are there frequently traffic accidents? – • What regions of the world are witnessing an increase/decrease in average annual temperatures/precipitation? hy Does GIS Matter? • GIS has great value when it comes to answering questions about: – • What universities can I attend that have a program in GIS, a Rugby club, and are within driving distance of Dolphin Stadium? – • How will the construction of a new freeway interchange affect adjacent land values? • These are all – Some aspect of geography is required for their solution hy Does GIS Matter?...
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