Spring 2016 – GISc

Introduction to Geographic Information Science

Assignments: (due dates: will be announced later)

  1. ESRI Online course:  Using ArcMap in ArcGIS Desktop (do this course and submit pdf certificate on March 30 2016)
  2. Midterm Exam April 06 2016
  3. ESRI Online course: Editing in ArcGIS Desktop (do this course and submit pdf certificate on May 11, 2016)

Lectures

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Introduction to GIS
  3. History of GIS
  4. Data structure (complete lecture)
  5. Cartography and Map Scale
  6. Map Layouts
  7. Earth Model
  8. Map Projection
  9. Basic Coordinate Systems
  10. Digitizing
  11. Spatial Analysis
  12. Spatial models
  13. Terrain Analysis

Selected Labs

  1. Introduction to ArcGIS
  2. Map Design
  3. GIS Outputs
  4. Projection
  5. ArcGIS Supported File Formats
  6. File Geodatabase and tables
  7. Processing Tabular data & georeferencing
  8. Geoprocessing (last year lecture)
  9. Digitizing
  10. ArcGIS ModelBuilder
  11. Terrain Analysis (not covered in class – for your learning)
  12. Topics: working with DEM (only topics are given here- Let me know if you are interested then a lecture can be arranged during the summer vacations)

Books

  1. Text Book
    1. Chapter 1 
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 9
    6. Chapter 11
  2. GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook
  3. Top 9 reasons to use File Geodatabase