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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 Whats GIS & ArcGIS? Todays 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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