- Students will demonstrate the ability to use the course GIS software at a higher level (than in the prerequisite introductory GIS course), using more advanced features, and including a greater variety and complexity of data. Assessed in exercises, assignments and the major project.
- Students will integrate geographic information from alternative sources, such as aerial and satellite images, geo-coding, historical sources, and GPS-enabled fieldwork. Assessed in exercises, assignments and the major project.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess accuracy, precision, organization and other characteristics of geographical data. Assessed in exercises, assignments, exams and the major project.
- Students will create working HTML code and scripts which generate functioning Web pages, building up to interactive GIS-based pages. Assessed in exercises, assignments and the major project.
- Students will create a Web-based and GIS-based project which solves a practical purpose while allowing for long-term data maintenance. Assessed in the major project.
- Review ArcGIS Basics
- Layer Sources and File Formats
- Coordinates, Transformations,
- Geo-coding and GPS Use
- Representation & Input of
- The ArcGIS attribute table
- ArcGIS Data Storage & Manipulation
- Data Units and Levels of Measurement
- ArcGIS Geodatabase Concepts & Design
- Geodatabase elements, terminology,
- Organizational geodatabases, ArcSDE
- Raster, Surfaces and 3-D
- Metadata Structure and Contents
- Introduce HTML
- Examine and Work with Basic Webpages
- HTML Tables and Webpage Structure
- HTML Images and Links
- HTML and CSS
- Attribute and Feature Operations
- Vector overlay operations and
- Distance operations: Buffers, setbacks,
polygons around pts.
- Comprehensive Operations
- Suitability Analysis
- ArcGIS Model Builder
- Spatial Statistics and reporting
- Programming Logic
- Decisions: If…Else
- Python programming environment
- GUI & other program components
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Windows objects vs. ArcObjects
- Using ArcObjects
- ArcGIS Server
Commands and Strategies
and Program Debugging
- Customizing ArcGIS Web Applications
- Course Projects & Conclusions
SECTION 1: REVIEW AND BASICS
Review of GIS principles, with
emphasis on translation between
different software systems.
SECTION 2: TRANSFORMATIONS
The use of GIS to store and
manipulate information, answer
questions, perform analyses
and solve problems.
SECTION 3: SCRIPTING and
Using ArcGIS Objects via
power and control within GIS Web