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Unformatted text preview: 44:005/106 Foundations of Geographic Information Science David Bennett 306 Jessup Hall david-bennett@uiowa.edu Taking Attendance Today, next Monday, after thatprobably not Office Information Office hours = 1:30 3:30 Monday 1:30 3:30 Thursday or by appointment I am around all the time so if these times do not work for you- please make an appointment. Meeting Times: Lecture- 11:30AM - 12:20AM Monday and Wednesday You must also be enrolled in one of the following laboratory sections- 44:005:A01 12:30-1:20 Wednesday 44:005:A03 1:30 - 2:20 Wednesday, OR 44:005:A02 11:30-12:20 Friday Your TA Ms. Emily White 216 Jessup Hall emily-s-white@uiowa.edu Office hours = 10:00 11:30 Tuesday 2:00 3:30 Thursday TA office hours will be held in JH 243 when available, otherwise in JH 218. GIS Fundamentals Paul Bolstad 2008 Eider Press The Textbook General Course Goals In this introductory course you are expected to learn basic concepts that will enable you to use GIS software effectively and correctly. Lectures and readings cover the principles of map projections, GPS, spatial representation, visualization and spatial analysis using GIS software. Tentative lecture: Week Monday Chapter 1 (8/22) Introduction & Measuring the earth 1 2 (8/29) Projections 3 3 (9/5) Labor Day Coordinate Systems 2 4 (9/12) Data representation 2 5 (9/19) Data sources, entry, and transformations 7 6 (9/26) Data sources and Data quality 14/4 7 (10/3) Mapping and GNSS 5 8 (10/10) GNSS EXAM 1 (WEDNESDAY OCT 12) 5 9 (10/17) Aerial and satellite images 9 (10/24) Attribute data and tables 6 11 (10/31) Vector Analysis 8 12 (11/7) Raster Analysis 9 13 (11/14) Terrain analysis 10 14 (11/21) Thanksgiving 11 15 (11/28) Interpolation 12 16 (12/5 Spatial modeling 13 17 (12/12) FINAL EXAMINATION- 2:15 P.M. Monday, December 12 2011 . Labs Laboratory exercises are designed to familiarize students with GIS software and ground the more theoretical classroom discussions in practical applications Due date policy All assignments must be handed in by the stated due date to receive full credit. Late submissions will be penalized at a rate of 5% of the maximum score per day. Maximum penalty will be 20% of the maximum score. State-of-the art lab. ArcGIS is a product of Environmental Systems Research Institute ( www.esri.com ). ESRI software is widely used by government agencies and private industry. Software Evaluation Examinations 10/12 30% 12/12 30% (not cumulative) Laboratory Exercises 40% Most common comments? I feel like I am learning a new language I thought this was an introductory class! Plus/minus grades will be given. Minimum guaranteed grade based on percentage....
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