Revised: August, 2012
Instructor: Ed Nickel
Office: HTC 133
Phone: 753-2241 (office with voice mail)
E-mail: due to increased spam my email address will be provided the first day of class
Class Web Page: http://cot.gbcnv.edu/~ed/class/gis270.html
Textbook: There is no textbook for this class since it is an advanced project and lab class.
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: GIS 270 GIS Extensions. Advanced ArcGIS is a course designed for those proficient in ArcGIS and wanting to improve its functionality. Areas of study include the major extensions used in ArcGIS including ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, 3-D Analyst, and Network Analyst as well as others. Both raster and vector data will be used. Emphasis will be on GIS as a decision making tool. Prerequisite: GIS 205
Welcome to GIS 270 GIS Extensions. This course is an advanced class in the use of GIS and some of the more common GIS extentions in decision making. This class assumes you have a solid understanding of ArcMap, as well as a basic understanding of such essential cartographic principles like scale & projections, and know how to make visually pleasing and cartographically correct map layouts. The more significant assignments as well as the topics to be discussed are shown in the schedule at the end of this document. All other assignment due dates will be noted when the assignments are given during class. Additional time outside of class will be needed to complete assignments. To complete assignments students may use any open GBC computer lab or, if available, their own computer and appropriate software.
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: This class may be taught in a live classroom setting, online via WebCampus, or as a hybrid class. You are expected to participate in weekly discussions, exercises, as well as various quizzes, projects, and other class activities. The schedule of reading and assignments is found below. Additional assignments may be given verbally, as handouts in class, or via the WebCampus lesson modules.
CLASS PARTICIPATION: In the on-line version of this class, you are expected to post at least one original discussion and one response to other classmates' posts every week and your posts should relate to some aspect of the material we are covering during each lesson or some related issue. In the live version you are expect to be similarly prepared for and participate in every class discussion. Whether live or online, participation in class discussion is a significant portion of your grade as it indicates how well you understand the concepts being covered.
INSTRUCTOR CONTACT: I can be reached either at my office phone number shown above or via the WebCampus email, you can drop in during my office hours, or make an appointment to see me at other times. Office hours are posted on my office door and on my web site. The schedule of reading assignments, homework and tests is found below. Additional assignments may be given verbally or as handouts in class.
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: Each student should have a flash drive, 1 GB or larger, to either store (if working in lab) or back up (if working at home) your work. (If you wish to work on assignments at home you will also need a computer that has at a minimum:1 GB RAM, a 2.0 GHz or faster processor, 2.5 GB or more of free hard disk space, and Windows XP or more recent.) In addition to the software provided with the book and the zip/unzip software provided in class, you may also need access to a spreadsheet and word processor such as Microsoft Excel and Word.
The successful student in this class will be able to:
|Learner Outcome Assessments|
|Class Discussion||1, 2, 3, 5|
|Assignments & Hands On Exercises||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Quizzes/Exams||1, 2, 3, 5|
CLASS POLICIES & PROCEDURES
GRADING POLICY: Your grade will be based 40% on the labs, 30% on the exams, and 30% on participation & discussion. This is a letter grade class, an A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=59% or less or W=Official Withdrawal if done before the withdrawal deadline. There is no curve in this grading scale. All assignments will be due one week from the time they are given.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: The instructor must agree in advance to any excused absences unless there are strong extenuating circumstances. Three (3) unexcused absences can result in a failing grade, in an on-line class an absence is one week when you do not participate in class or contact the instructor.
OTHER POLICIES: The student rights & responsibilities policy stated in the current GBC Catalog apply to this class. Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and can result in a failing grade. This syllabus is not a contract and is subject to reasonable changes as the class proceeds.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Great Basin College is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A qualified student must furnish current verification of disability. The Director of Services for Students with Disabilities will assist qualified students with disabilities in securing the appropriate and reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and services. For more information or further assistance, please call (775) 753-2271.
You should have read and be prepared to discuss each week's topics by the beginning of class. We will have significant hands on experiences with most lessons.
|*Readings, topics, & major assignments by week:
(Please note: the following schedule is subject to change based on class progress)
|Week 1:||Spatial Analyst||module 1|
|Week 2:||Spatial Analyst||module 2|
|Week 3:||Spatial Analyst||module 3|
|Week 4:||Spatial Analyst||module 4|
|Week 5:||Spatial Analyst||module 5|
|Week 6:||Spatial Analyst||module 6|
|Week 7:||Network Analyst
|Week 8:||Mid-term Exam|
|Week 9:||3-D Analyst||module 1|
|Week 10:||3-D Analyst||module 2|
|Week 11:||3-D Analyst
|Week 12:||3-D Analyst||module 4|
|Week 13:||3-D Analyst||module 5|
|Week 14:||3-D Analyst||module 6|
|Week 15:||3-D Analyst||module 7|
|Week 16:||mini-project is due &||Final Exam|
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