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Using Raster data formats and Analysis
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Professor Tim Mulrooney

Timothy Mulrooney, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences
North Carolina Central University
1246 Mary M. Townes Science Complex
1801 Fayetteville St., Durham, NC, 27707
Phone:  919-530-6575
E-mail:  tmulroon@nccu.edu
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Tim Mulrooney

 

Class Syllabus

Assignments

Week Number

Date

Topic

Assignment

1

8/20

- Introduction to GIS

READING #1 (Intro to GIS)

2

8/27

- Raster Basics, Map Algebra and Operations

EXERCISE #1 (DUE IN 2 WEEKS)

3

9/3

- Landscape Modeling, Viewsheds and Terrain Analysis

 

4

9/10

- Map Interpolation and Density

EXERCISE #2, QUIZ #1 DURING CLASS

5

9/17

- 3-D Rendering / Assignment of Paper Topics

READING #2

6

9/24

- Distance Operations

 

7

10/1

- Hydrologic Modeling

EXERCISE #3

8

10/8

- Research Paper Discussion

QUIZ #2 DURING CLASS, READING #3

9

10/15

- Raster Data Sources

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT DUE

10

10/22

- Raster Imagery and Georeferencing

EXERCISE #4

11

10/29

- Raster Imagery and Georeferencing

READING #4

12

11/5

- Model Builder

 

13

11/12

- Model Builder and Python Programming

EXERICISE #5

14

11/19

-  Raster Data Models and Management (Mosaics)

QUIZ #3 DURING CLASS

15

TBA

 - Career Preparation and Final Presentation Review

 

      

    Projects

    Research Project: A project worth 100 points (25% of your grade) will be assigned.   You will be working on a research project that integrates all of the skills that we have discussed in class in order solve a real-world spatial problem.  The goal of the research project is to apply the lessons learned in class to solve a spatial research problem that aligns with your interests.  You may want to extend the research problem proposed in a previous course to this problem.  You will be writing a short research paper that highlights:

    ·        What problem were you looking to solve?

    ·        What methodology did you use to solve this problem? 

    ·        What conclusions did you come to?

    ·        What could you do differently in the future?

     

    Project Presentation:  A requirement for this course is that you present the findings from your research via a 12-15 video presentation that will be posted to YouTube for all students to view.  In this presentation, you will discuss how you derived your data, what you did to your data, your results and other possible issues revolving around your data.  This presentation will be peer-reviewed, which means that your fellow students will grade you on the following metrics:

      Robustness of your research

      Presentation Clarity

      Presentation Style

      Quality of cartographic products

      Critical analysis

      Results and Discussion

        

      Targeted Library Support Tasks

      Working to add library information session project support. 9/23/14

      Working to show  library outreach for geospatial leaning for SACS and course objectives.10/1/14

          

        EASC 5125, Raster GIS

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        Student Learning Outcomes

        Course Objectives: 

        ·        Understand the uniqueness of geospatial system analysis and design, the conceptual basis for the current approaches, limitations, and the emerging thoughts that address these limitations.

        • Introduce students to the fundamental concepts of GIS and real-world representation, using GIS raster technology via spatial data input, topology, cartographic projections, and coordinate systems.
        • Provide students with background information and technological skills to explore, capture, manage, analyze, model, and perform spatial operations, and to find trends and patterns on the landscape. Generate meaningful results for applications that include geographic data for a raster model.
        • Equip students with the problem-solving, critical and spatial-thinking skills, and technological expertise to model, interpret and find a suitable solution to an entry-level problem or applications that require the use of raster GIS.
        • Familiarize students with different GIS resources available on the internet and in the literature (e.g. specialized data bases, peer-reviewed papers, remote sensing imagery, and GIS-models), and provide students with critical-thinking skills to recognize the quality of scholarly information.
        • Familiarize students with ArcGIS software for data capture, analysis, modeling and representation of a raster- spatial application.
        • Mentor students as they design and successfully complete a GIS project of their choice applying the background knowledge and understanding about raster-GIS technology and techniques.
        • Provide students with basic information and methodology on the presentation of results, and for other projects in different applications and disciplines that use raster GIS.
            
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