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Syllabus
Texts

STARred.gif 0.9 KClarke, K. C. 1997. Getting started with Geographic Information Systems. Prentice hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. 353p. ISBN 0-13-294786-2.

STARred.gif 0.9 KEastman, R. J. 1995. Idrisi for Windows 1.0 Student Manual. Graduate School of Geography. Clark University, Worcester, MA.

STARred.gif 0.9 KArnold, R. H. 1996. Interpretation of Airphotos and Remotely Sensed Imagery. Prentice hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. 249p. ISBN 0-02-303924-8.


Other

STARred.gif 0.9 KEastman, R. J. 1995. Multicriteria Evaluation and Multiple Objective Land Allocation. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. May, 1995.

STARred.gif 0.9 KLopez, S. B. et al. 1996. Image display and processing for GIS. In: Morain, Stan and Shirley Lopez Baros (eds.). 1996. Raster Imagery in Geographic Information Systems. High Mountain Press, Inc., Santa Fe, NM. pp. 29-54.

STARred.gif 0.9 KPazner et al. 1994. Input by scanning & scanning air photos. Simple Computer Imaging and Mapping. Thinkspace, Inc. pp. 3-20.

STARred.gif 0.9 KPazner et al. 1994. Hard copy output (and related discussions). Simple Computer Imaging and Mapping. Thinkspace, Inc. pp. 91-109.

STARred.gif 0.9 KPazner et al. 1994. Screen output: viewing digital maps and images. Simple Computer Imaging and Mapping. Thinkspace, Inc. pp. 111-114.

STARred.gif 0.9 KWelch, R. and TB. Jordan. 1996. Using scanned aerial photographs. In: Morain, Stan and Shirley Lopez Baros (eds.). 1996. Raster Imagery in Geographic Information Systems. High Mountain Press, Inc., Santa Fe, NM. pp. 55-70.


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DATE
(Friday)
(Monday)
TOPIC
(Friday)
READING
HOMEWORK
AND LABS
(Monday)
January 24
January 27
  • Overview of GIS
  • Maps, Projections, &Coordinate Systems
  • Visualizing Spatial Data
  • Clarke, Ch. 1 & 2
  • ESRI
  • USGS
  • UTEXAS(section 1-4)
  • Clarke, p. 20
    GIS Definitions
    History of GIS
  • Clarke, p. 63
    Study Questions
  • Lab Overview
  • January 31
    February 3
  • GIS Data
  • Raster versus Vector
  • Clarke, Ch. 3
  • IDRISI(Data types, File Structures, Organizing Data)
  • Clarke, p. 103
    Study Questions
  • Idrisi 1 and 2
  • February 7
    February 10
  • Raster GIS Operations
  • Clarke, Ch. 5
  • IDRISI TUTORIAL
  • Idrisi 3 and 4
  • February 14
    February 17
  • Geospatial Data Types
  • Acquisition of Digital Geospatial Data
  • Clarke, Ch.4, pp. 114-120
  • USGS
  • MAGIC
  • URI
  • UTEXAS
  • GPS
  • TRIMBLE GPS
  • Arnold, p. 95
    Exercise
  • Idrisi 5
  • February 21
    February 24
  • Remote Sensing
  • Radiation and Reflectance
  • Landsat TM
  • Other RS Satellites
  • Arnold, Ch. 3 and 9
  • NASA TUTORIAL
  • EOSAT
  • SPOT
  • SPACEIMAGE
  • ORBIMAGE
  • DIGITALGLOBE
  • Arnold, p. 32
    Exercise 4
  • Idrisi 6
  • February 28
    March 3
  • Scanning and Rectifying Aerial Imagery
    Overview and Demonstration
  • Clarke, Ch. 4, pp. 120-145
  • Welch & Jordan
  • Pazner, pp. 3-20
  • Arnold, p.42
    Exercise 4
  • Image Scanning and Rectifying Exercise
  • March 7
    March 10
    No Class
  • Image Scanning and
    Rectifying Exercise
  • March 14
    March 17
    Mid-Term Examination
    (Idrisi 11 and 12 on Image Exploration and Land Cover Classification)
  • Arnold, Ch. 5
  • Digital Elevation
    Model (DEM) Exercise
  • March 21 No Class Mid-Semester Break
    March 28
    March 31
  • Decision Support Systems in GIS: Multicriteria Evaluation
  • Eastman, 1995
  • The Kathmandu Agriculture and Carpet Industry Suitability Assessment Project
    Part 11a (MCE)
  • April 4
    April 7
  • Decision Support Systems in GIS: Multiple Objective Land Allocation
  • Clarke, Ch. 6
  • IDRISI
  • IDRISI TUTOR
  • The Kathmandu Agriculture and Carpet Industry Suitability Assessment Project
    Part 11b (MOLA)
  • April 11
  • Overview of Group Project
  • Handouts
  • Group Project
  • April 14 Development of a Hypothetical Land Use Plan for the Town of Mansfield (Leone)

    April 18
    April 21
  • Examples of MCE/MOLA and Presentation Format
  • LERIS PROJECT
  • Group Project
  • April 25
    April 28
  • ArcView 3.0 GIS and Spatial Analyst Demonstration (Civco)
  • Clarke, Ch. 7
  • Pazner, pp.101-109 and 111-114
  • ESRI
  • Group Project
  • May 2 Final Examination
    Group Presentations



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